Powerball up to Fifth Largest in History
Wisconsin has two lucky players from the Wednesday, July 27 Powerball drawing. Each player matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball which earns them the $50,000 prize.
Since there was not a Powerball jackpot winner Wednesday night, the jackpot continues to grow. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night's drawing is now at $478 million – making it the fifth largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history. The $478 million comes to an estimated $330.6 million cash payout.
Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 PM to be included in the Saturday, July 30 drawing/
While the jackpot gets the most attention, there are other prizes to be won in Powerball. Prizes range from $4 for matching just the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five numbers (but not the Powerball). For an extra $1 per play, you can choose Power Play to increase your non-jackpot winnings which will be multiplied by the drawing's Power Play number. For example, if your prize is $50,000 and the Power Play number is 5, you win $250,000 just by adding Power Play. The $1 million prize automatically becomes $2 million with Power Play.
The mission of Wisconsin Lottery is to provide property tax relief to Wisconsin homeowners. Since the sale of the first lottery ticket in September 1988, the Lottery has generated more than $3.87 billion in property tax relief for Wisconsin homeowners, $766 million in commissions for Wisconsin businesses, and more than $7.14 billion in prizes for players.