Mississippi News

Powerball jackpot reaches an estimated $1 billion

Mega Millions right behind at an estimated $720 million for Friday’s drawing 

After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Monday night, July 17, the Powerball® jackpot has reached an estimated $1 billion with an estimated cash value of $516.8 million for the drawing tonight, Wednesday, July 19. The numbers drawn Monday night were 5-8-9-17-41 with a Powerball of 21 and PowerPlay of 4.

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in the April 19 drawing for a win of $252.6 million in Ohio. Wednesday’s drawing will be the 39th in the jackpot run. The longest Powerball jackpot run has been 41 drawings.

Mega Millions follows close behind after it reached an estimated $720 million going into the drawing on Friday, July 21, with an estimated cash value of $369.6 million. This comes after no ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The numbers drawn were 19-22-31-37-54 with a Mega Ball of 18 and Megaplier of 4. The last Mega Millions jackpot was hit April 18 in New York for $20 million.

One player matched all five numbers in the Mississippi Match 5 drawing on Tuesday, July 18 to win the $104,623.83 jackpot. The winning numbers drawn were 7-13-23-27-33. The player purchased the winning ticket from Dandy Dan’s on Lincoln Road in Hattiesburg. The jackpot for Thursday’s drawing has been reset to an estimated $50,000.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *