The jackpot in "America's Game" continues to move, as the game itself moves closer to it's eventual overhaul.
In January the Powerball game matrix will be changed to 59 numbers in the primary ball set (up from 55), and 39 numbers for the Powerball (down from 42).
In the same month, Florida will join the Powerball game, to increase the total number of participating states to 30, plus the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday evening did not witness the awarding of the grand prize, but 8 lucky tickets matched the five primary numbers to win second prizes of $200,000 cash each. The 8 tickets were sold in Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.
In addition, 471,565 tickets throughout the Powerball sales territories won a total of $4,899,667.
Because there was no jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing, the jackpot grew to an estimated $81 million, with a cash option for the Wednesday drawing of an estimated $40.5 million.
The numbers drawn Saturday night were 2, 14, 15, 32, 47 and the Powerball was 36. The Power Play multiplier was 3.
Other prizes won Saturday evening included 25 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball, winning $10,000 each. Three additional tickets at this prize level were purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied the winnings by 3 times, for a total prize of $30,000 cash for each ticket.
A total of 87,938 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prizes by 3 Saturday. Players were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2 to 5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.
Players purchased $22,052,433 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.
Powerball drawing results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com), as well as on each individual state lottery results page at Lottery Post (www.lotterypost.com/results).