February 8, 2016

Powerball prize goes to Arizona and Missouri

Wisconsinites were shut out of the big money last night, as players in Arizona and Missouri split a Powerball jackpot that grew to $587.5 million dollars at the last minute.

The Badger State did have a one million dollar winner. A ticket sold at a Speedway station in West Allis matched all five regular numbers but not the Powerball to win the game’s second prize.

Ten other people won at least $10,000 by matching four regular numbers plus the Powerball. Those tickets were sold in Appleton, Cross Plains, Fond du Lac, Grand Marsh, Kenosha, Janesville, Marinette, Milwaukee, Montello, and Superior. One of those tickets won $40,000 because it had the Power Play option. But the lottery won’t know where that one came from until later today.

Over 188,000 Wisconsin players won smaller prizes. Almost 865 of those people won $100, and another 45 won $200 each. And over 99,000 Wisconsinites won $4cjust by matching the Powerball.

Last night’s numbers were 5, 16, 22, 23, and 29. The Powerball was 6. Nationally, 25 players won a million dollars each, and seven others won $2 million as ticket sales mushroomed over the last three days.

The Powerball jackpot goes back to $40 million for the next drawing on Saturday night.

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