SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

January 06, 2008 09:11 ET

Powerball Jackpot Moves to $71 Million; $800,000 Power Play Prize Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - January 6, 2008) - Powerball has reached an estimated $71 million jackpot for Wednesday night's draw as the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening. One lucky ticket in Oklahoma won $800,000 cash with the Power Play option! Five tickets sold in the states of Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), North Carolina (1), and Tennessee (1) matched all 5 white ball numbers to win $200,000 each.

The jackpot for the Wednesday, January 9th drawing will be $71 million with the cash option at $35.5 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 4, 11, 16, 33, 40, and the Powerball was 9. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Thirty-three tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four additional winners at that prize level wisely purchased the Power Play and had their prize multiplied by 4 for a $40,000 cash win! A total of 513,850 players across the nation won more than $6 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

A total 99,296 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 Saturday. They 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 $21,319,455 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday 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