ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Powerball winning numbers tonight August 7 prompted big draw results. The live results were just announced. But did anyone pick the right numbers tonight, what were the Powerball winning numbers for August 7 2013, and what happens if no one picked the Powerball numbers for 8/7/13? Powerball fans will have to wait to see if anyone got the right numbers or if the jackpot is rolling over. But moments ago, the winning numbers were revealed. They are 5, 25, 30, 58, 59, Powerball: 32.
The whole environment in which Powerball numbers are announced has changed. Tom Romero, CEO of the New Mexico Lottery and chairman of the Powerball Group, told news this week that you would never think of seeing Powerball run up to a near half billion dollars in just a few weeks. “Many years ago, $100 million was really exciting and people would immediately buy more, occasional players would start buying,” he said in a news statement this week “Then the threshold was $200 million. Now, we see here in New Mexico, we’re approaching the $300 million mark.”
In fact, just years ago, people would get excited about a mere ten million dollars. Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, told news this week that the expansion of Powerball has even surprised insiders.
But the real question is what happens after tonight? Officials are hinting that, if no one got the winning numbers this evening for 8/7/13, we might see the largest payout in history achieved this Saturday. The payout Saturday could far exceed anything won by Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills, Fla., in June, some news analysts are predicting. At the time, she won a massive $590 million jackpot. And she did it with a computer. “While in line at Publix another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket,” she said last June.
The excitement tonight is all the result of a massive run up in recent weeks. As Robin Roberts said this morning “And all of them have come within the last few years. If it seems like lottery fever has become an almost constant ailment it’s because it has.”