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Powerball lottery drawing for March 16, 2019: No winning tickets sold; jackpot now $550 million

Two tickets sold in Florida worth $100,000
Posted: 2:48 AM, Mar 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-18 06:49:27Z
Powerball lottery drawing for March 16, 2019: No winning tickets sold; jackpot now $550 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to climb higher.

After no one matched all six numbers in Saturday's $495 million drawing, the jackpot is growing to an estimated $550 million for Wednesday's drawing. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $335 million.

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It is the eighth largest Powerball jackpot since the game began in 1992 and the largest jackpot since tickets in Iowa and New York split a $687.8 jackpot just before Halloween.

There have been 23 consecutive drawings without a winner since a ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers in the $294 million Powerball jackpot drawing on December 26.

Saturday's winning numbers are 30, 34, 39, 53, 67 with 11 as the Powerball. The Power Play multiplier was two.

There were a total of 171,737 winning tickets sold in Florida for Saturday's drawing. No tickets sold in the state matched all five white numbers. Four other tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball and are each worth at least $50,000.

The deadline to buy tickets for Wednesday night's drawing is 10:00 p.m. EST. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

People dreaming of winning millions can also play for another prize on Tuesday. The Mega Millions jackpot for the March 19 drawing is $45 million.