The numbers for the $700M Powerball jackpot are here
The winning numbers for the $700 million Powerball jackpot have been drawn.
The numbers picked on Wednesday were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 and the Powerball was 4.
It is the second largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
Chances of picking all six winning numbers currently stand at about one in 292 million.
That means you are actually more likely to be killed by an asteroid (1 in 700,000), be struck by lightning while drowning (1 in 183 million) or give birth to quadruplets (1 in 729,000).
And there’s been two other Powerball jackpots that have passed the $400 million mark so far in 2017. A $448 million prize was claimed in June, and a $435 million jackpot was won in February.
The only prize that’s ever topped the $1 billion mark was claimed in 2016.
It was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot that grew for months before. Then, three winning tickets — one each sold in Tennessee, California and Florida — all lined up for the numbers drawn on Jan. 13, 2016.
The odds have always been long for landing a Powerball jackpot. But it became even more difficult recently — thanks to a rule change in October 2015 that tweaked the odds.