Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million after top prize goes unclaimed

Dwayne Harmon
March 24, 2019

No tickets matched the six numbers required to win the big haul - 67, 30, 34, 39, 53, 11 - but there are still a few new millionaires waking up Sunday morning.

That means Wednesday's jackpot will roll over to a whopping $550 million.

The latest Powerball jackpot is worth $495 million with a cash option of $300.2 million. This includes three players who matched four white ball numbers plus the red Powerball, including one in Hixson.

The largest Powerball jackpot this year keeps growing, as the prize has now jumped past the half-billion mark.

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The jackpot has been climbing since December 26 when a NY man won the $298.3 million grand prize. Zach Norenberg claimed his one million dollar jackpot prize on March 8 after purchasing a winning ticket for the March 6 Powerball drawing, according to a Powerball press release.

There were no grand prize winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot continues to climb. "Just one $2 Powerball play could be the ticket to this giant jackpot or any of the eight other price tiers". The jackpot was last won on December 26.

If you win the Powerball jackpot, you should probably call a lawyer and be ready to tell lots of people no because life is about to get a little hectic. In New Jersey, winners are required to be identified. A $50,000 winning Powerball ticket was recently sold at a South Hackensack 7-Eleven.

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