Powerball Jackpot Reaches Highest Amount in WyoLotto History

February 10, 2015

With no one correctly matching all six winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing, the Powerball® jackpot has grown to an estimated $450 million with a cash payout of $304.1 million, the highest jackpot in WyoLotto’s history.

The last time the Powerball jackpot surpassed $400 million was in February 2014 when it hit $425 million. The next drawing is Wednesday night, increasing players’ excitement as they head to the nearest WyoLotto retailer for a chance to be the first to hit the Powerball jackpot in 2015.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation CEO Jon Clontz encouraged players to play responsibly. “We are seeing people flocking to retailers to get in on the next drawing for the jackpot. We encourage everyone to play what you can afford and don’t go overboard.”

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With the Powerball jackpot continuing to grow, players also should always sign their ticket and check it as soon as possible to avoid missing out on any prize they may have won, Clontz added. “While the $450 million jackpot attracts a lot of attention, Powerball offers eight other prize levels and WyoLotto players are winning.”

For Saturday’s Powerball drawing, Wyolotto retailers sold 3,106 winning tickets, with a total of $39,189 won. The numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 5, 10, 21, 34, 58, and 33 with a Powerplay of x5. So far, 210,676 WyoLotto players have won a total of $1,156,216 since the launch of the lottery in August 2014.

Powerball tickets cost $2 for each play, plus an additional $1 for Power Play. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Ticket sales close at 7:59 p.m.

To find out if you have won, check your numbers online at wyolotto.com, take your ticket to any official WyoLotto retailer or by calling toll free 1-855-995-6886 (855-WY-LOTTO).  Players can also subscribe to receive WyoLotto winning numbers notifications by email. For more information, visit www.wyolotto.com/signup. Retailers are authorized to pay up to $599 in prizes. Prizes over $600 must be processed through lottery headquarters in Cheyenne either in person or by mail. See www.wyolotto.com for details. Please remember that the ticket is your property and you need to sign it. Payment of any prize shall be made as directed by the person(s) whose signature(s) appears on the back of the ticket.