Louisiana Lottery officials say there were winning tickets in the Wednesday night Powerball and Easy 5 drawings.
The $257 million dollar Powerball ticket was sold in Tennessee. The next Powerball drawing on Saturday has an estimated jackpot of $40 million.
The winning $50,000 Easy 5 ticket was purchased in Houma. Saturday’s drawing has an estimated jackpot of $50,000.
Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $325,000 prize. The prize will rise to an estimated $350,000 for the next drawing, on Saturday.