SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

July 03, 2008 07:46 ET

$84.9 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - One lucky ticket in Oklahoma matched all 6 numbers Wednesday evening and walked away with the $84.9 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 $41,305,108.

There were a total of 507,964 additional winning tickets in America's Game Wednesday evening. Those tickets won prizes totaling $4,707,249.

The numbers drawn were 4, 33, 46, 48, 52 and the Powerball was 17. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Two tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Louisiana (1) and Oregon (1).

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 for a total win of $50,000!

A total of 98,850 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 $21,626,818 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, July 5th will be $15 million.

The lotteries sold over $2.56 billion in Powerball tickets in FY08. That translates into approximately $754 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