SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

November 15, 2007 08:22 ET

Powerball Builds to $109 Million!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - The Powerball jackpot continues to build capturing the attention of players around the country. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 559,770 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.4 million in prizes in America's favorite Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $109 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, November 17th drawing will be an estimated $51.9 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 16, 18, 20, 30, 48 and the Powerball was 6. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Five lucky tickets in Arizona (1), North Carolina (1), Tennessee (2), and West Virginia (1) correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.

Twenty-eight tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Seven additional winners of that prize category also had the Power Play option that multiplied the win 2 times for a total of $20,000!

More than 100,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 Wednesday. 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 $23,426,594 million in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday 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

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association