SOURCE: Multi-State Lottery Association

March 06, 2008 07:51 ET

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $200 Million; $600,000 Power Play Prize Won!

POWERBALL--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - Powerball has reached an estimated $200 million jackpot for Saturday night's draw as the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening. In addition, one ticket from Idaho won $600,000 cash with the Power Play option! An incredible eleven tickets in the states of Idaho (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Nebraska (1), Hew Hampshire (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (1), and Wisconsin (1) matched all 5 white ball numbers for a $200,000 cash win each.

The jackpot for the Saturday, March 8th drawing will be $200 million with the cash option at $99.2 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 10, 15, 16, 23, 31, and the Powerball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Eighty-one tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Eleven 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 1,076,930 players across the nation won more than $10.5 million in prizes playing America's favorite game.

There were 175,010 winning Powerball tickets with Power Play that multiplied their prize by 3 on Wednesday. The holders of these tickets 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 $41,385,232 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.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Doug Orr
    Multi-State Lottery Association
    515-453-1404