|Wednesday’s Powerball draw is worth an estimated $72 million, America’s biggest ever. It will be the 9th consecutive draw without the jackpot being hit.|
Nobody correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's Powerball worth $51 million, which was then the nation’s biggest jackpot.
The cash option for the Wednesday, October 23 drawing will be an estimated $38.2 million.
Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.
The lotteries sold $1.3 billion in Powerball tickets in 2001. That translates into more than $400 million for worthwhile state projects.
Powerball is now played in 23 states and the District of Columbia.