SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

April 17, 2008 08:39 ET

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $105 Million; Two-$2 Million Power Play Prizes Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, Powerball paid off in multiple BIG ways! Two tickets in Connecticut (1), and North Carolina (1) matched all 5 white ball numbers with the Power Play for an incredible $2 million cash win each! Three other lucky tickets sold in DC (1), Kentucky (1), and Pennsylvania (1) won $200,000 each by matching all 5 white ball numbers! Nine additional tickets in the states of Colorado (2), North Carolina (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (1), South Carolina (1), and Tennessee (3), matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and had the Power Play option for a $100,000 cash win each. Thirty tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. A total of 562,150 tickets across the nation won more than $13.1 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

The jackpot for the Saturday, April 19th drawing will be $105 million with the cash option at $53.7 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 11, 16, 18, 21, 51, and the Powerball was 16. The Power Play multiplier was 10.

A total of 113,887 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prize by 10 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. 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 $24,692,524 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