The Herald Bulletin

March 23, 2013

Powerball jackpot tantalizes at $320 million


The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa — People across the country are hoping to pick the six winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night — and the $320 million jackpot that comes with them.

The numbers are: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.

No ticket matched all the numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says the current estimated jackpot of $320 million seems to be holding strong. The lump-sum cash option is $198.3 million.

Lottery officials say the current jackpot is the sixth highest in history. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since early February.

The holders of two winning tickets — one purchased in Arizona and the other in Missouri — shared $587.5 million in November, the largest Powerball jackpot in history.