SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

July 31, 2008 08:18 ET

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $87 Million; Two $600,000 Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, Powerball had some huge winners. Two tickets in North Carolina (1), and Pennsylvania (1) matched all 5 white ball numbers with the Power Play for an incredible $600,000 cash win! Five other lucky tickets sold in Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), Oregon (1), and Wisconsin (2), each won $200,000 cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers!

The jackpot for the Saturday, August 2nd drawing will be $87 million with the cash option at $42.2 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 3, 25, 45, 51, 55, and the Powerball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

A whopping 23 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 3 for a $30,000 cash win! A total of 490,932 tickets across the nation won more than $5.5 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

A total of 95,831 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prize by 3 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 $20,364,276 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries sold $2.56 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2008. That translates into over $743 million for worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association