UPDATE: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot.
The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward and the lottery has not said where the winning ticket was sold. To win, the player had to match all of Saturday's five numbers, 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11.
Because of rising sales, the jackpot more than doubled from $173.5 million on Feb. 1.
Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Powerball's 250-million-dollar jackpot went begging last night, as no one matched all six numbers correctly to claim the top prize.
The kitty now swells to $310 million for Saturday night's drawing.
But five players in five states came awfully close, by each matching five of the six winning numbers. Those tickets were sold in Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Nebraska and New Jersey. There were no Power Play Match 5 winners.
The winning Powerball numbers in Wednesday night's game: 17-28-38-39-and-51; the Powerball was 33.