SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

January 17, 2008 08:42 ET

$97 Million Powerball Jackpot Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - One lucky ticket in Louisiana matched all 6 numbers Wednesday evening and walked away with the $97 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 $48,478,863.

There were a total of 593,882 additional winning tickets in America's Game Wednesday evening. Those tickets won prizes totaling $7,258,886.

The numbers drawn were 9, 18, 19, 38, 47 and the Powerball was 11. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Eight tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These tickets were sold in Idaho (1), North Carolina (3), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), and Pennsylvania (1).

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

A total of 107,205 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 $24,336,795 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, January 19th 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