Powerball Confirms Big-Money Win Saturday in Louisiana
Is 11 a lucky number? In Louisiana culture a clock that displays the time 11:11 is considered to be a time stamp that signifies divine guidance and power. But what if it's the calendar that is displaying the 11/11 and not the clock?
Let's just say for one Louisiana Powerball player who participated in the Saturday November 11 drawing of the game, they probably think the number combination is really lucky. And while the results of the 11/11/23 drawing in the multi-state lottery game did not produce a jackpot winner, there was a big money ticket sold in Louisiana and four sold in the neighboring Texas Lottery.
Here's how the November 11, 2023 drawing played out.
The numbers produced by the drawing were:
01 12 14 24 57 Powerball 04 Power Play x4
You may verify those numbers when you check your ticket at the Powerball site or the Louisiana Lottery website. We can confirm that no single ticket sold anywhere across the Powerball game footprint matched the numbers needed to claim the game's top prize of $222.5 million dollars.
Saturday's game also did not produce any instant millionaires with the Match 5 feature so the largest single prize produced by last night's game would be a win of $200,000. The Texas Lottery has confirmed that three tickets sold in that state earned that prize. The Texas Lottery does not reveal point of purchase locations on prizes that are less than $1 million dollars, so all we can suggest is this. If you played Powerball on a Texas ticket, you probably want to check those numbers.
Meanwhile, the Louisiana Lottery has revealed where the big money ticket sold in the state for Saturday's drawing was purchased. The ticket came about as close to winning the Powerball jackpot as you can without actually winning. The ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers and the Powerball. The ticket's purchaser did not opt for the Powerplay so that ticket that could have been $200,000 with the Powerball is by rule a $50,000 winner.
Where Was the Big Powerball Winner in Louisiana Sold?
Last night's winner fit the pattern perfectly for Louisiana winning tickets. It was sold within 50 miles of I-10 and it was purchased in one of the state's major metropolitan areas that I-10 runs through.
The Louisiana Lottery has confirmed a $50,000 Powerball winner for 11/11/23 was sold in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the the Speedy Mart. That lottery retailer is located at 12532 South Harrel's Ferry Road.
What is Monday's Powerball Jackpot?
The top prize in Monday's 11/13/23 Powerball drawing will be an estimated $235 million dollars. The lump sum payment for a win at that level would be an estimated $107.9 million dollars.
Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing will have an estimated top prize of $245 million dollars. The last time Mega Millions had a jackpot winner was on October 6th, ten drawings ago. The last time Powerball produced a jackpot win was October 11th when the game paid out a jackpot in excess of $1.7 billion dollars.
Louisiana Lottery Announces New Holiday Scratch-Off Games
Incidentally, the new holiday themed scratch off tickets are available from lottery retailers. I find lottery tickets make for fun stocking stuffers and for a little bit of cash you can provide a lot of Christmas Morning excitement when "kids over the age of 21" see what Santa ( or some other fat guy, me) left for them the night before.
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