SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

October 11, 2007 08:13 ET

$20 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - One lucky ticket in Colorado matched all 6 numbers Wednesday evening and walked away with the $20 million jackpot. The holder of the winning tickets will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or take the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $9,402,914.

There were a total of 404,670 additional winning tickets in America's Game Wednesday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $4,094,067.

The numbers drawn were 12, 16, 31, 33, 54 and the Powerball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Four tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Kentucky (1), New Mexico (1), Pennsylvania (1), and South Dakota (1).

Fifteen tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Five additional players not only matched 4+1, but also wisely purchased the Power Play option for a total win of $40,000!

A total of 87,958 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 4 Wednesday 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 $16,178,312 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, October 13th 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