Sixth Largest Jackpot Up For Grabs
DENVER – Fifty-nine days and counting. That’s how long it’s been since the Powerball jackpot has seen a winner. On Saturday, millions of Powerball players across the country will be vying for the sixth largest jackpot in Powerball history, $250 million.
Although Colorado has yet to have a Powerball winner, many were still lucky in the drawing, held Wednesday, February 8. The winnings ranged from $3 to $50,000 for 40,947 Coloradans, who matched at least the Powerball or a combination of the numbers. Many of the players chose the Power Play option, which multiplied their winnings five times.
Colorado Powerball players have won more than $84 million since 2001. The average Powerball jackpot is $35 million, and the record Powerball jackpot is $340 million.
The proceeds from the sale of Powerball tickets are given back to communities across the state through projects such as new trails, parks, recreation facilities, wildlife projects and open spaces. Since Powerball began, the total contribution from the game to proceeds recipients has totaled more than $139 million.