The Powerball jackpot keeps expanding.
For Wednesday, March 17, the estimated jackpot is $184 million with a cash value of $125.6 million. Despite all the interest and ticket sales in Powerball, one state is choosing to end participation.
Winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 17
Each week, there are two Powerball drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 11 p.m. EST. Tonight’s winning numbers are posted below when available.
Winning numbers: 34 – 38 – 42 – 61 – 62 Powerball: 19
Idaho pulls out of the Powerball lottery
Right now, Powerball is sold in 45 states. Also, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands allow Powerball sales. In fact, the Powerball lottery is so popular that the game is expanding overseas. Specifically, the Powerball lottery plans on expanding to Australia and Britain.
Unfortunately, Idaho state law only allows ticket sales to lotteries played only in the US and Canada. Now, a proposed ID bill in the House of Representatives is attempting to remedy this issue.
Yet, the ID State Affairs Committee opted to vote 10-4 to decline allowing Powerball to continue sales in the Gem State. However, for now at least, ID residents can continue to play Powerball with the ID Lottery still determining alternatives.
Finally, once Idaho stops the sale of Powerball, the Gem State will join Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah as the only US states that do not participate.
Online Powerball tickets for sale
Despite the news of Idaho opting out of Powerball, there are still plenty of sales in the popular draw lottery game. Even more, here in Pennsylvania, you can purchase online Powerball tickets through the PA online lottery.
Other states also allow online Powerball tickets as well:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
Whether buying online tickets or through a physical lottery retailer, please play responsibly.