The jackpot in "America's Game" increased again, when no tickets matched all five numbers plus the Powerball number on Wednesday night.
The grand prize was not awarded Wednesday, but 325,286 players across the nation won a total of more than $3 million in prizes.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $70 million.
The cash option for the Saturday, September 10th drawing will be an estimated $35.5 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 12, 32, 40, 50, 54 and the Powerball was 37. The Power Play multiplier was 3.
Two lucky players in Pennsylvania correctly matched all 5 white balls and won $200,000. One very fortunate winner in New Mexico not only won at that prize level, but also had the Power Play option for a total win of $600,000.
Twelve players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Two additional players who won at this prize level also purchased the Power Play and had their $10,000 winnings multiplied by 3 to $30,000.
More than 44,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prizes by 3 Wednesday. They 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.
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 $14.7 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night. The lotteries sold approximately $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.
Powerball is now played in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.