SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

September 20, 2007 08:07 ET

Powerball Jackpot Moves to $48 Million; Two $600,000 Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off in big ways. Two lucky tickets in Oklahoma (1), and Pennsylvania (1) each won $600,000 cash with the Power Play option! In addition, two tickets purchased in Montana (1) and Nebraska (1) each won $200,000 for matching all 5 white numbers.

The jackpot for the Saturday, September 22 drawing will be $48 million with the cash option at $23.2 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 20, 25, 26, 45, 46, and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Twenty-six 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 3 for a $30,000 cash win! A total of 396,218 tickets across the nation won more than $4.4 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

A total of 79,312 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prize by 3 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 more than $27 million in 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