Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is the fourth-largest in history. The jackpot is now $750 million, with an estimated cash option of $465.5 million.
The winning numbers are: 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number is 12.
“Powerball dreams are viral,” said David Barden, Powerball Product Group chairman. “It’s easy to get excited about such a life-changing jackpot. Just remember, it only takes one $2 ticket for a chance to win. Please, play responsibly and only spend what you can afford.”
Gino’s Drive-Thru in Youngstown has been seeing a steady stream of people. Customers are also playing the other lotto games that have better odds of winning.
“When the jackpot is big on one game, it brings in business for the others as well,” owner Nick Catsoules said. “All the games are still available through the Ohio Lottery so it could be whatever the customer decides to play, but when the jackpots get big, it definitely increases the business.”
The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the December 26 drawing. Since then, there have been 25 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner.
The odds of matching the five white balls and single Powerball remain a staggering 1 in 292.2 million.
You can buy a ticket until 10 p.m. Wednesday, then watch for the winning numbers on First News at 11.
The largest jackpot ever was $1.586 billion shared by California, Florida and Tennessee in January of 2016.