DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Dreamers hoping to strike it rich quick
plunked down $2 a ticket hoping to win a Powerball jackpot estimated to
be at least $300 million.
The winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were 21, 24, 36, 42, and
45, with the Powerball 15. There were no jackpot winners for Saturday's
The next drawing will be Wednesday, and the revised estimated jackpot
is $400 million, well below the record $590.5 million jackpot that was
won in May by an 84-year-old Florida widow.
Saturday's pot was big enough, though, to attract casual players who
only buy tickets when they think the payoff is big and potentially
The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 175.2 million.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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