Another rollover! Not a single player managed to match five main numbers and the extra Powerball number in the draw on Saturday, February 18, 2017. As a result, the jackpot has exploded! In the next draw, the guaranteed Powerball jackpot will be a huge $403 million. Still, something very exciting came out of the latest draw: Nine new Powerball millionaires!
Nine players across the United States did match the main Powerball numbers drawn. Six of the winners will each receive $1 million and they are from: Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Three players included the Power Play option when they bought their tickets and each of them will receive $2 million. These lucky players are from Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas. Congratulations!
Second Division Prize Creates New Powerball Millionaires
Most players are attracted to the Powerball because of its incredible jackpots. But, there are also amazing secondary prizes to be won! In the latest draw there were 1,650,396 winners who won $25,192,029 in non-jackpot prizes. These numbers keep going up. Interest in the Powerball increases as the jackpot surges.
There are nine ways to win money playing the Powerball lottery. Winning the Powerball’s Match 5 second division prize is definitely something to brag about. Winning this prize will make you a Powerball millionaire. In many Powerball draws there are multiple second division winners. The latest draw’s total of nine new millionaires is quite amazing!
Usually, the Match 5 prize is usually worth a smooth million dollars. The Match 5 second division place prize doubles to $2 million if the player opts to include the Power Play multiplier. Two million dollars is the maximum second division prize. The prize remains at that amount even if the multiplier is “5”. The lower prize divisions, however, can increase by as much as 10 times, depending on the multiplier selected for each draw.
What’s it like to become a Powerball millionaire? It would be overwhelming to win a jackpot worth $403 million, but winning a $1,000,000 prize is thrilling as well. The only way to know what it’s like is to hurry and purchase your Powerball tickets now because the next draw is only a few days away.