Powerball Jackpot is A Big One

Powerball Jackpot is A Big One

Powerball Jackpot for Saturday at $253 Million

The Powerball Jackpot for Saturday is a huge $253 million.

The fact that there were no winners in Wednesday’s drawing leaves a much higher pot for those brave enough to purchase a ticket. The truth is, there hasn’t been a winner since the end of June. That is how the jackpot has climbed to such an enormous amount.

People buy lottery tickets with dreams of quitting their jobs and moving into a luxurious home. The odds of hitting the lottery are pretty low though.

In fact, experts say that people have a better chance of being struck by lightning than they do of hitting the Powerball Jackpot. That does not seem to bother people who buy a ticket just so they can dream for a while, until the winning numbers are announced.

Winning Numbers from 8/8/2012
3, 7, 11, 15, 28 Powerball: 12

Drawing Information
Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Current Estimated Jackpot
The current jackpot is $253 Million ($170.5 Million Cash Value).