The jackpot in "America's Game" is on the rise again.
Even though the Powerball lottery jackpot was not hit Wednesday evening, 606,446 players across the nation won a total of more than $4 million in prizes.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $126 million.
The cash option for the Saturday, September 24th drawing will be an estimated $62.2 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 3, 28, 34, 35, 50 and the Powerball was 8. The Power Play multiplier was 3.
Five players in Indiana, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin matched all 5 white balls and won $200,000.
Thirty players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Four 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 73,000 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 $24.4 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.
The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.