SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

September 16, 2007 08:19 ET

Powerball Jackpot Builds to $38 Million!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - September 16, 2007) - The jackpot in America's favorite lottery game continues to build. Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday evening, 437,552 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.8 million in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $38 million!

The cash option for the Wednesday, September 19th drawing will be an estimated $18.2 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday night were 13, 16, 27, 48, 51 and the Powerball was 21. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Three very lucky winning tickets in Arizona (1), Kansas (1), and Tennessee (1) matched all 5 white numbers for a $200,000 prize.

Nineteen players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Twelve additional players who won at this prize level also wisely purchased the Power Play and had the $10,000 winnings multiplied by 5 to $50,000!

A total of 88,818 winning Powerball players multiplied their prizes by 5 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2 to 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 $19,307,692 in tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold more than $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets in FY07. That translates into more than $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
    515.453.1404
    Multi-State Lottery Association