Numbers Drawn for $700M Powerball Jackpot

Posted August 24, 2017

The winning numbers are 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4 after the drawing on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Wednesday's Powerball numbers have been drawn, which means there could be a newly minted millionaire out there worth $758 million.

The only larger jackpot was a $1.6 billion prize that was split by three winning tickets in January 2016.

$1 million prizes are given to ticket holders who match all five regular numbers but not the Powerball.

Mario Santoyo of Watsonville visited East Lake Food and Liquor Wednesday morning to purchase lottery tickets.

The odds are 1 in 292 million, but with the odds against you why continue to play? "Fifty million dollars wasn't enough - everyone wants the $700 million".

The Powerball jackpot just keeps growing and growing - this time without a game being played.

In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $11.5 billion in prizes, and lottery retailers have earned more than $1 billion in retailer commissions.

"If you buy one or if you by 20 you know it's still a chance if you by none you have zero chance", Alex Murphy said.

Johnson smiled as she said, "I would go on a cruise, I would buy me a auto, and me and my family would go to Disney World together". A person in MA was said to have had the winning numbers.

If you are the big victor, and opt to take the lump sum cash payment, instead of the 29 year annuity, you'll take home over $443 million.

Sandy's Variety, in Dorchester, also sold a winning $1 million ticket.

"Why not? Gotta take a chance when it's that much money", Mark Schneider said.

Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.