BOISE, Idaho ÔÇô The epic Powerball jackpot run continues to climb. Monday morning, the new annuitized jackpot amount was increased to $1,400,000,000 with a one-time cash equivalent of $868 million for Wednesday night's draw.
Saturday evening, Idaho had two tickets that matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball. Those tickets are worth $50,000 each. One ticket was sold in Ada County and the other was sold in Franklin County along the Idaho-Utah border just north of Logan, Utah. Both tickets remain unclaimed.
"We want to remind everyone who played Saturday night to check their tickets for winners," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. "Oftentimes players think if there was no jackpot winner, they did not win anything. In fact, Idaho had over 103,000 winning tickets on Saturday worth $693,518."
With a jackpot increase on Monday morning to $1.4 billion, the Idaho Lottery continues to encourage players to buy their tickets early for this record shattering jackpot.
"We are definitely in uncharted territory now," said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director referring to the jackpot increase. "This is a historic event. We want to remind everyone to play responsibly, be patient and considerate while waiting to get your tickets, and enjoy the fun and enthusiasm of this billion dollar jackpot.
Players wishing to participate have until 7:55 PM Mountain Time Wednesday to purchase a ticket.
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