TOPEKA, Kansas – The frenzy over the largest Powerball jackpot in history paid off for the state of Kansas.
Kansas Lottery officials say sales for the Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were a record $9.68 million. The previous record was $6.77 million, set just last Saturday.
Lottery spokeswoman Sally Lunsford says the state recorded $5.31 million in sales in Kansas on Wednesday alone.
Three winning tickets were sold for Wednesday’s Powerball but none were in Kansas. However, two $1 million Powerball winning tickets were sold in the state, one in the southwest and one in south central Kansas. Seven Kansas tickets matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball, and each of those tickets is worth $50,000. Three were sold in northeast Kansas, two in north central, one in south central Kansas and one in the southeast region.
The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and the Powerball was 10.
To see a list of prizes won in Kansas last night, click on Prizes Won in Kansas.
The state’s 1,760 Lottery retailers have earned nearly $1,000,000 in Powerball selling commissions in the last three Powerball drawings.
The Powerball jackpot returns to $40 million for Saturday’s drawing.