Powerball Jackpot Increases to $455 Million for Saturday

Friday, March 16, 2018 | Wisconsin Lottery |

The Powerball jackpot has increased to an estimated $455 million, $269.4 million cash, for Saturday night's drawing making it the 8th largest Powerball jackpot and the 11 th largest U.S Lottery jackpot.

A combined total of $800 million is up for grabs between the estimated Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots this Friday and Saturday. The estimated Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, March 16 is $345 million.

This is the third time that the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have topped $300 million simultaneously. The dueling jackpot runs happened before in August 2017 and December 2017/January 2018.

Two lucky Wisconsin players are holding a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket from the Wednesday, March 14 Powerball drawing. Each winner matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball. Wednesday's winning Powerball numbers were 6, 12, 24, 41, and 68 with a Powerball of 9. The Power Play number was 3. 

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