Powerball Jackpot Driven Down to Just $40 Million After Winning Ticket Sold, Mississippians Still Hopeful on Day 2 of Sales

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As we reported yesterday, Powerball’s $396.9 million jackpot was up for grabs, but has dropped back down to $40 million after it was announced that the Powerball jackpot was won by a lucky player in Florida yesterday.

After claiming no winners since last November, it just so happened that on the first day Mississippi began selling Powerball – and Megamillions- lottery tickets, it was announced that a person in another state pulled off those magic numbers to win the Powerball’s $396. 9 million dollar jackpot that was up for grabs.

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The jackpot winner matched all six numbers – and the Powerball of 2. The ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs, Florida. The retailer will receive $100,000 just for selling the winning ticket. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.

Another player from Florida won $1 million from Wednesday’s drawing, with a ticket purchased at the M&S Food Store in Coconut Creek.

The next Powerball drawing will be on Saturday, for an estimated jackpot of $40 million which isn’t bad, so all the first-time Mississippi Powerball ticket buyers still have hope Lady Fortune will come their way.

And remember, you can tune in to our WXXV NBC channel for the drawings!
The Megamillions numbers will be drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Powerball numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Catch tonight’s Megamillions draw on WXXV NBC at 10 pm.

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