SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

December 13, 2007 08:22 ET

$33.6 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - One lucky ticket in Kentucky matched all 6 numbers Wednesday evening and walked away with the $33.6 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 $16,471,526.

There were a total of 376,782 additional winning tickets in America's Game Wednesday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $5,330,282.

The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 33, 40, 55 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Four tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Arizona (1), Indiana (1), Pennsylvania (1), and Wisconsin (1). One additional ticket in Colorado not only matched all 5 white numbers, but also had the Power Play option multiplying the normal $200,000 prize by 5 for a total win of $1 million!

Twenty-eight tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Five additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option for a total win of $50,000!

A total of 73,153 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 5 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 $17,046,763 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, December 15th 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