SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

December 23, 2007 01:48 ET

Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $32 Million; $800,000 Power Play Prize Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - December 23, 2007) - The jackpot in America's favorite lottery game continues to get bigger and bigger. Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday evening, 1 lucky ticket in North Carolina matched all 5 white numbers with the Power Play and won an incredible $800,000 cash! An amazing 5 other tickets matched all 5 white numbers for $200,000. These lucky winners were purchased in Arizona (1), North Carolina (1), North Dakota (1), Oregon (1), and Pennsylvania (1). In addition, 432,950 tickets across the nation won a total of $5,315,049 in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $32 million!

The cash option for the Wednesday, December 26th drawing will be an estimated $16.1 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday night were 5, 10, 11, 34, 38 and the Powerball was 21. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Other prizes won Saturday evening included seventeen tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four additional tickets that won at this prize level also wisely purchased the Power Play and had the $10,000 winnings multiplied by 4 to $40,000!

A total of 84,267 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prizes by 4 Saturday. Players were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2 to 5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if the jackpot is not won there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.

Players purchased $18,563,163 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

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
    515.453.1404
    Multi-State Lottery Association