It was fun to dream: Winning Powerball tickets weren't sold in MN


It sure was fun to dream...

No winning tickets for the Powerball jackpot were sold in Minnesota, lottery officials confirm, but thousands of people did win a little bit of money from Wednesday night's drawing.

There were three tickets that matched all six numbers – 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball was 10 – from the record $1.58 billion drawing.

They were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee, Powerball says, and those winners will split the jackpot, which has a cash value (lump sum total) of $929.9 million, CNN reports.

But Minnesotans should check their numbers carefully because 379,573 tickets sold in the state won at least a couple bucks, according to Powerball's website. (Check the Powerball's ways to win here to see if you won something.)

Leading up to Wednesday's drawing, there were 19 consecutive Powerball drawings with no winner, CNN says.

During the run, people who played the lottery in Minnesota won $6,116,384 on 1,011,512 winning Powerball tickets, the Minnesota Lottery said in an email news release.

The money from the sale of Powerball tickets totaled $49,104,457, generating $20,722,081 for Minnesota Lottery beneficiaries, including the state's General Fund, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Game and Fish Fund, and the Natural Resources Fund, the release notes.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday – the jackpot is at $40 million.

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