Lottery players in Louisiana, particularly Powerball players in Louisiana might look back on April 19, 2023, fondly. That's the day the last Powerball jackpot was won. On that day, now 81 days in our past, a single ticket sold in Ohio for the Powerball drawing on that night matched all the numbers needed to claim the jackpot prize. On that April night a single ticket won, $252,600,000.

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Fast forward to last night, July,10,2023, and once again the Powerball faithful from around Louisiana and the nation are glued to their computer screens awaiting their appointment with destiny. Here's how the drawing when down.

The winning numbers as confirmed by the Powerball website were:

02   24   34   53   58   Powerball 13  Power Play x 2

Powerball lottery officials confirm that a ticket sold in California matched all five of the white ball numbers but not the Powerball. That ticket is worth $1,000,000. There was also a ticket sold in Iowa, the state not the city in Louisiana, that Matched 5. But their prize will be $2,000,000 because they opted-in on the Power Play option.

$213 Million Powerball Jackpot Has Mystery Winner
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Alas, no single ticket sold for last night's game matched the numbers needed to claim the top prize of $680,800,000. So, that means on Wednesday night those who play Powerball will be hoping to claim a top prize of $725 million dollars (estimated).

Courtesy Louisiana Lottery
Courtesy Louisiana Lottery

Were There Powerball Winners in Louisiana?

The short answer is yes but there were no tickets sold that had a prize of greater than $200. In fact, 14 tickets sold in Louisiana are $200 winners from Monday's Powerball drawing. There are another 20 tickets sold in the state that can lay claim to a prize of $100.

Texas Lottery via YouTube
Texas Lottery via YouTube

Were There Powerball Winners in Texas?

Yes, there were some major prizes that last night's Powerball game produced in the Lone Star State. The Texas Lottery is reporting two $50,000 winners and two $100,000 winners. In all four cases, the players matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball. The $100,000 winners opted-in on the Powerplay.

How Much is the Mega Millions Jackpot Tonight?

Tonight's Mega Millions drawing will feature an estimated top prize of $480 million dollars. Much like Powerball, the Mega Millions game hasn't seen a winner since April of this year either. Fun fact, there has never been a Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket sold in Louisiana. But tonight, you could change that if you manage to match the numbers needed to bring home the big money.

As always with any lottery games we encourage you to play responsibly and only spend what you can afford to lose. If gambling has become an issue with you or with someone you care about, help is available. For a free referral to a qualified counselor call 1-877-770-STOP (7867). Best of luck in all things you choose to do.

The 'World's Largest Truck Stop'

Recently, my wife and I took a road trip from Sioux Falls to Saginaw, Michigan.

Why would we drive 15 hours to Saginaw? My wife has family there, plus we were going to see a concert in Detroit, but the show was canceled.

Since we already had the time off from work so we decided to spend a few days in that 'tourist destination' known as Saginaw. Sure, it's not Vegas or Florida, but it was nice to get out of town for a few days.

We drove down Interstate 29 to the Omaha area and picked up Interstate 80 then headed east across Iowa. Just to the west of the Quad Cities sits Iowa 80, the self-proclaimed 'World's Largest Truck Stop'.







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