Powerball Winning Numbers Unclaimed; Jackpot Rises to $290M

by at . Comments

The Powerball lottery jackpot soared to an estimated $290 million after no one claimed the six winning numbers and the grand prize Wednesday night.

The winning numbers for the July 31: 8, 24, 39, 49, 59 and the Powerball number 5.

No one took it home, so the pot grows. The next drawing is Saturday, August 3.

Powerball Logo

Though there were no Powerball jackpot winners, two players, in Oklahoma and Oregon respectively, won $2 million each for the Match 5 Power Play.

The Power Play option, which increases the prize, costs an additional $1 to play.

The chances of winning the Powerball grand prize are 1 in 175,223,510. Slim.

In May, 84-year-old Gloria Mackenzie of Florida (below) won the largest Powerball jackpot in history - $590 million or modest $370.8 million after taxes:

Tags: ,