SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

October 18, 2007 08:07 ET

Powerball Jackpot Moves to $26 Million; Two $800,000 Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - October 18, 2007) - Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off in big ways. Two lucky tickets in Louisiana and North Carolina won $800,000 each with the Power Play option! In addition, two tickets in Louisiana and South Carolina matched all 5 white ball numbers for a $200,000 win.

The jackpot for the Saturday, October 20th drawing will be $26 million with the cash option at $11.9 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 14, 15, 19, 42, 46, and the Powerball was 37. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Fourteen tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four additional tickets of that prize level had the Power Play and had the prize multiplied by 4 for a $40,000 cash win! A total of 338,612 tickets across the nation won more than $4.7 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

A total of 69,604 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prize by 4 Wednesday. Players were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for $1. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2-5 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 there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.

Players purchased $15,881,384 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries sold $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2007. That translates into over $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