Two people each won $150,000 from Powerball tickets purchased in Arkansas stores, lottery officials said, but no one won a jackpot that has now grown to an estimated $750 million.
The winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing were 24, 25, 52, 60, 66 with a Powerball of 5.
One of the state’s winners purchased the ticket at an E-Z Mart in Hope, 2403 N. Hervey St., while the second was purchased in Helena-West Helena, at the Y-Camp Truck Stop, 3053 Interstate 49, according to a news release by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Both tickets matched four white ball numbers and the Powerball number, and the buyers had purchased a Power Play option that tripled the $50,000 winnings, officials said.
The release didn’t indicate whether anyone had yet claimed the prizes.
The cash option for Wednesday’s drawing is estimated to be $465.5 million. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.
Arkansas Lottery Scholarship scratch-off cards and Powerball ticket. – Photo by John Sykes Jr.