The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to grow.
No one hit the top prize Saturday, but 567,870 players across the nation won a total of more than $5 million in prizes in "America's Game".
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $86 million.
The cash option for the Wednesday, June 14th drawing will be an estimated $39 million.
The numbers drawn Saturday were 16, 24, 26, 36, 54, and the Powerball was 11. The Power Play multiplier was 3.
Three tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These winning tickets were all purchased in Pennsylvania. One additional ticket in Pennsylvania not only matched all 5 white numbers for $200,000, but also had the Power Play option that multiplied the prize 3 times for a total win of $600,000.
Twenty-two tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Five additional winners at that prize level also had the Power Play option multiplying their winnings 3 times for a total of $30,000.
More than 106,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings by 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 $23.6 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries have sold more than $2.6 billion in Powerball tickets so far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $750 million for worthwhile state projects.