Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $320 Million

The bad news this morning is that you did not win the Powerball jackpot last night. The good news is that no one did and a $2-dollar ticket will give you a chance at $320 million.   

If you were one of the thousands of people who bought tickets in the state for the Wednesday night drawing, be sure to check them because there were more than 23,000 small prize winners in the state. 

The winning numbers are 13-14-17-43-54 and the Powerball is 15.

There were 71 $100 winners and 20 $200 winners and thousands of smaller prizes.

With that drawing over, focus has shifted focus to the next drawing, which happens on Saturday night.

If you are lucky enough to pick the correct five numbers, plus the Powerball, the cash equivalent is estimated at $198.3 million.

However, past experience has shown that the jackpot tends to grow quickly when the prize gets this high.

The last winning Powerball ticket in the multistate game was sold on Feb. 6 in Virginia. The winner took the $217.2 million prize.

Here in Connecticut, we have also had some big winners.

There was one Powerball winner in Connecticut last year, but the one that made national headlines was on Nov. 2, 2011, when a group of financial executives from Greenwich, called the Putnam Avenue Family Trust, won $254.2 million.

If you won the big prize this weekend, what would you do with the cash? Comment on our Facebook page.

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