SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

May 18, 2008 09:29 ET

$35.3 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in South Carolina!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - May 18, 2008) - One lucky ticket in South Carolina matched all 6 numbers Saturday and walked away with the $35.3 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 $17,175,336.

Other big winners included 1 ticket from South Carolina that matched all 5 white ball numbers with the Power Play option for a $600,000 cash win. Three other tickets in Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), and Rhode Island (1) had all 5 white ball numbers correct for $200,000 each. There were a total of 437,628 additional winning tickets in America's Game Saturday evening. Those winners won prizes totaling $4,316,982.

The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 15, 21, 43 and the Powerball was 30. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Additional major winners Saturday evening included fourteen tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four 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 89,360 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 $19,770,603 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday, May 21st 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.

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Contact Information

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