SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

August 26, 2007 07:49 ET

$314.3 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwire - August 26, 2007) - One lucky ticket in Indiana matched all 6 numbers Saturday evening and walked away with the $314.3 million jackpot. The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or take the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $145,985,099.

There were a total of 2,589,933 additional winning tickets in America's Game Saturday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $26,203,478.

The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 23, 29, 35 and the Powerball was 19. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Five very lucky tickets in Louisiana (2), Oklahoma (1), and Pennsylvania (2) won $600,000 each by matching all 5 white balls with the Power Play. An incredible 31 tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000 without the Power Play. These tickets were sold in Arizona (2), Connecticut (2), DC (3), Iowa (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (1), Montana (1), North Carolina (1), Nebraska (2), New Mexico (2), Pennsylvania (7), Rhode Island (1), and Tennessee (2).

One hundred forty-six tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Twenty-four additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option for a total win of $30,000!

A total of 323,396 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 a total of $105,242,759 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday, August 29th 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