SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

September 30, 2007 08:47 ET

$15 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Louisiana!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - September 30, 2007) - One lucky ticket in Louisiana matched all 6 numbers Saturday and walked away with the $15 million jackpot. The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $7,035,647.

There were a total of 377,972 additional winning tickets in America's Game Saturday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $4,058,339.

The numbers drawn were 31, 33, 38, 49, 55 and the Powerball was 39. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Four tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Oklahoma (1), and Pennsylvania (1). One additional ticket in Pennsylvania not only matched all 5 white numbers but had the Power Play as well winning a total of $600,000 cash.

Twenty-four tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Three additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option, multiplying their prize by 3 for a total win of $30,000!

A total of 74,418 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 3 Saturday evening. Winners were able to do so by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

Players purchased $18,365,978 in tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday, October 3 will be $15 million.

The lotteries sold more than $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets in FY07. That translates into more than $725 million for worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information on Powerball, please visit our website at www.powerball.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association
    515-453-1404