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Winning Powerball Numbers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017: $40M Jackpot

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, have been reset to 40 million. Find out where to buy tickets in Minnesota.

    William Bornhoft , Patch Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — If you live in Minnesota, you sadly did not win the Powerball jackpot Wednesday. A ticket sold in Louisiana won the Oct. 25 drawing, estimated at $191.1 million with a $119.4 million cash value. The winning numbers were 18 – 22 – 29 – 54 – 57 and red Powerball number of 08.

A whopping $7,677,650 worth of various non-jackpot prizes were awarded to 715,175 lucky players. Two tickets sold in Florida won $1 million Wednesday.

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Oct. 28 are: 27 – 35 – 38 – 57 – 66 with a red Powerball number of 10. Powerplay multiplier: 2x.

The Powerball jackpot has been reset for the Oct. 28 drawing. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. central time. If you go to bed before then, check with Patch in the morning for the winning Powerball numbers.

The record in the Powerball jackpot was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a couple from Tennessee.

Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here, via the Minnesota Lottery.

Lottery news: Mega Millions enhanced, starting jackpots increase to $40 million

Mega Millions is being redesigned to bring more value to its players with larger starting jackpots and faster rolls. Starting jackpots will more than double from $15 million to $40 million, and jackpots will grow faster overall. There will be better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes.

The ticket price will also change, moving from $1 to $2.

In the redesigned game, players select five numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Players will have a 1 in 24 overall chance of winning a prize.

Players may add the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. The enriched Mega Millions game will debut on Oct. 28.

Mega Millions President Debbie D. Alford said that lotteries are responding to consumers with the latest changes.

“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots,” said Alford in a statement. “We’re excited to deliver the opportunity to create more millionaires and also provide more opportunities to raise additional revenues for the respected causes lotteries benefit.”

About Mega Millions

Mega Millions is one of the world’s biggest lottery games. Introduced as The Big Game in August 1996 with six member states, the game grew, becoming Mega Millions in May 2002. Mega Millions is currently offered by 46 lotteries. Minnesota began offering Mega Millions in January 2010.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. central time. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $656 million prize split by three winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in 2012, according to a news release.

Image via Minnesota Lottery, used with permission

Winning Powerball Numbers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017: $40M Jackpot – Southwest Minneapolis, MN – The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, have been reset to 40 million. Find out where to buy tickets in Minnesota. ]]>