There was no big winner in last night's (March 13) Powerball multi-state lottery game. However, one lucky person who purchased a Powerball ticket for that drawing in Ville Platte has got to be feeling like a big winner this morning.

The $50,000 winner was sold at East Main Street Food Mart in Ville Platte. The ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball. The numbers that were drawn for March 13, 2019, were:

18 36 45 47 69 PB 14 PP x3

The fact that there was no big jackpot winner means the estimated jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing will be $495 million, yeah, that's almost half a billion dollars. My guess is that once folks like you and I start talking about it around the office Saturday's jackpot will exceed $500 million but that's just speculation on my part.

The Powerball drawing on Saturday will take place at 9:59 PM Louisiana time. By rule, all ticket sales must cease at least one hour before the official drawing. If you choose to play, play responsibly, and Good Luck.