While no one landed Wednesday’s top prize of more than $500 million, at least 15 people became overnight millionaires from the Powerball drawing.
But as long as you correctly guessed the Powerball —which was No. 17 —you won at least $4.
Among the 7.1 million winners Wednesday, 15 people picked five numbers correctly, but did not have the Powerball. Fourteen of the 15 people netted $1 million, and one person won $2 million as they paid an extra $1 on their ticket.
An additional 171 people had four numbers plus the Powerball, which gave contestants at least winnings of $50,000.
The vast majority of the winnings were for either matching just the Powerball number or the Powerball with one number. Both results net $4 for winners. If you did not have the Powerball, but picked three, four or five numbers correctly, you still have a winning ticket.
Contestants with winning tickets valued at less than $600 should go back to the retailer to collect their winnings. If you were lucky enough to win more than $600, the state lottery shall have the winnings available in roughly two weeks.
Depending on the state, you may have to claim your winnings within 90 days, while some states will allow you a full year to claim your winnings.
Because no one hit Wednesday’s jackpot, the top prize for Saturday’s multistate lottery will be at least $700 million.
I matched the #Powerball number so I take home a whopping $4. That should get me a couple of nice things of the dollar menu later.
— Mike Wheless (@mikewheless) January 7, 2016
I did not win the $524 million dollar Powerball jackpot, but however, I did indeed win $4. I am now a plus $2 #winninginmybook
— Jon Cielinski (@joncielinski) January 7, 2016
Out of the over $500mil powerball jackpot, I won $4! I'm a winner, small but I won! Lol
— Judy Torres (@judytorresmusic) January 7, 2016
Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs.