Information released from the Kansas Lottery
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Winning numbers for the nearly $580 million Powerball jackpot are 5-23-16-22-29. The Powerball is 6.
Powerball tickets were flying out of the terminals at Lottery retailers throughout the state as players line up to make sure they have a chance at winning a record Powerball jackpot Wednesday night. The record Powerball jackpot currently stands at an estimated $550 million (annuity), or cash lump sum of $360.2 million.
As of 8pm Wednesday night, Kansas had sold $5.25 million dollars since Sunday for tonight's Powerball drawing. The cut-off for purchasing tickets is 8:59 p.m., with the drawing being conducted at 9:59 p.m. Kansas time.
If a Kansas ticket were the single winning ticket in Wednesday’s drawing, and the ticket holder chose the cash lump sum, the winner would receive a check for approximately $252 million, after paying approximately $18 million in state taxes (5 percent) and $90 million in federal taxes (25 percent).
The jackpot isn’t the only prize up for grabs in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. In addition to the record jackpot prize, hundreds of thousands of players will win secondary prizes at cash levels ranging from $4 to $1 million ($12 to $2 million if the winning player has purchased the Power Play option).
While large jackpots generate excitement, the Kansas Lottery reminds players to play responsibly and not spend beyond their means. Players must be 18 years of age or older to purchase lottery tickets.