SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

April 20, 2008 08:59 ET

Powerball Jackpot Leaps to $125 Million; Three $600,000 Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - April 20, 2008) - The jackpot in America's favorite lottery game continues to get bigger and bigger. Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday evening, 3 lucky tickets in Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), and South Carolina (1) matched all 5 white numbers with the Power Play and won a whopping $600,000 cash each! Seven other winners matched all 5 white numbers for $200,000. These lucky tickets were purchased in Arizona (1), Kentucky (1), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (2), and West Virginia (1). In addition, 711,418 tickets across the nation won a total of $8,589,724 in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $125 million!

The cash option for the Wednesday, April 23rd drawing will be an estimated $61.1 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday night were 13, 19, 24, 33, 39 and the Powerball was 8. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Other prizes won Saturday evening included thirty-six tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Fourteen additional tickets that won at this prize level also wisely purchased the Power Play and had the $10,000 winnings multiplied by 3 to $30,000!

A total of 147,371 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prizes by 3 Saturday. Players 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. For a limited time during the current "Power Play 10X" promotion, all prizes (except the jackpot) can be multiplied up to 10 times for the same $1 Power Play cost.

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 $29,934,732 in Powerball and Power Play 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