SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

December 30, 2007 09:50 ET

Powerball Moves to $52 Million!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - December 30, 2007) - The Powerball jackpot continues to move upward. Even though the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening, 454,389 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.3 million in prizes in America's favorite Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $52 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Wednesday, January 2nd drawing will be an estimated $25.6 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 8, 12, 17, 35, 49 and the Powerball was 18. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Two lucky tickets in Louisiana (1) and Pennsylvania (1) correctly matched all 5 white numbers and won $200,000 cash each.

Twenty-one tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four additional winners of that prize category also had the Power Play option that multiplied the win 4 times for a total of $40,000!

A total of 90,352 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply any 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 $19,472,158 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold over $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2007. That translates into approximately $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, visit our website at www.powerball.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association
    515-453-1404