SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

May 15, 2008 08:19 ET

Powerball Jackpot Grows to $35 Million; Two $400,000 Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, Powerball generated some big winners. Two tickets in Iowa (1), and Colorado (1) matched all 5 white ball numbers with the Power Play for a hefty $400,000 cash win each! Three other lucky tickets sold in Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), and New Mexico (1) won $200,000 each by matching all 5 white ball numbers!

The jackpot for the Saturday, May 17th drawing will be $35 million with the cash option at $16.9 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 19, 21, 29, 32, 46, and the Powerball was 32. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Sixteen tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Six additional tickets of that prize level had the Power Play and had the prize multiplied by 2 for a $20,000 cash win! A total of $366,687 tickets across the nation won more than $3.7 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

A total of 76,182 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prize by 2 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 $17,475,363 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday 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