Powerball prize increases to $435 million as winning numbers drawn

The winning Powerball numbers were drawn Wednesday night with $435.3 million at stake, the first time in three months the purse has surpassed $400 million. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 23 (UPI) — Millions in 44 states were locked-in on Wednesday night when Powerball numbers were drawn because at the start of the broadcast there was $403 million at stake — and had increased to $435.3 million by the time the numbers were on screen.

The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball draw are 10-13-28-52-61. The Powerball is 2 and the Powerplay is 2.

Wednesday’s $435.3 million prize, paid out over 29 years, is the first in three months to surpass $400 million. If the winner chooses for an immediate cash payout, the prize is $243.9 million.

Winning Powerball requires some combination of all five winning numbers and the Powerball. After last Saturday’s drawing, more than 1.65 million people won some type of award adding up to a total payout of $25.2 million.


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