SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

September 09, 2007 08:43 ET

Powerball Jackpot Goes to $20 Million!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - September 9, 2007) - Powerball will be an estimated $20 million for Wednesday's drawing as the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening. Even though the jackpot was not hit, three lucky tickets from Kentucky (1) and South Carolina (2) won $200,000 each by matching all five white ball numbers.

The jackpot for the Wednesday, September 12th drawing will be $20 million with the cash option at $9.4 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 7, 12, 28, 30, 48, and the Powerball was 40. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Nineteen tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four additional players of that prize level wisely purchased the Power Play and had their prize multiplied by 2 for a $20,000 cash win! A total of 407,959 players across the nation won more than $3.1 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

More than 80,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 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 $18,872,541 million in 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