There were no winners in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot for the multi-state game rose an estimated $200 million for Saturday night’s drawing, with an estimated cash option value of $125.1 million.
Powerball.com now reports that there was no jackpot winner last night either, and that a drawing worth $250 million will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Powerball’s winning numbers for Saturday, Feb. 4 were: 15, 23, 43, 45, 56.
The Powerball was 7.
Lottery Post reports that Saturday's drawing was the 12th consecutive without a winner.
Earlier this week, Philly.com reported that two players from Camden County received some good lottery fortune on Tuesday. Tickets sold in Camden and Cherry Hill split a Jersey Cash 5 jackpot of $812,246. And according to lottery.com, two Jersey Cash 5 tickets sold in Hunterdon and Union County split a $145,900 cash prize in the Jan. 21 drawing.
Powerball raised the price of a ticket to $2 on Jan. 15, but at the same time increased its opening jackpot prize to $40 million.
In the early going of the game’s new rules, lottery.com reported that fewer tickets are being sold, but more money is coming in because tickets are twice as expensive. They theorize that jackpots will grow faster with more money coming in, and if fewer tickets are sold, the prize is more likely to roll over.