Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 9, 2016, 6:13 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Powerball jackpot jumps to $135 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball jackpot jumps to $135 million

 The Powerball jackpot continues to grow.

No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 686,572 players across the nation won a total of more than $7.5 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 $135 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, March 29th drawing will be an estimated $63.8 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 20, 34, 37, 39, 45, and the Powerball was 32. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Six players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Their winning tickets were purchased in Colorado (1), Iowa (1), Minnesota (1), New Mexico (1), Oklahoma (1), and Pennsylvania (1). One additional lucky player in New Mexico who matched 5 also wisely purchased the Power Play option and multiplied the $200,000 prize by 4 for a total win of $800,000.

Thirty-three players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Nine additional winners at that prize level also purchased the Power Play option multiplying their winnings 4 times for a total of $40,000.

More than 126,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 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. During the current "Power Play 10X" promotion, that ends with the drawing of March 29th, 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 more than $31.3 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.

Lottery Post Staff

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

9 comments. Last comment 11 years ago by sadeandjade.
Page 1 of 1
sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
PA
United States
Member #22983
October 6, 2005
2226 Posts
Offline
Posted: March 28, 2006, 5:54 am - IP Logged

I just pray to God I can finally hit it soon so I can stop reading these marketing pitches, and actually see my name in the success story. I suppose about 12 factory workers are due though...

    spy153's avatar - maren

    United States
    Member #28409
    December 15, 2005
    1198 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: March 28, 2006, 9:42 am - IP Logged

    what makes you think that?

    voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

      Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
      Chief Bottle Washer
      New Jersey
      United States
      Member #1
      May 31, 2000
      23274 Posts
      Online
      Posted: March 28, 2006, 10:36 am - IP Logged

      sirbrad just likes posting negative comments all the time.  I can't remember the last time he posted a nice comment.  Just ignore it.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

        Avatar
        Coastal Georgia
        United States
        Member #2653
        October 30, 2003
        1866 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: March 28, 2006, 11:25 am - IP Logged

        I would like to see the 10x come up  one more time....

         

         

                                       

                      

         

         

          SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
          Columbus Ohio
          United States
          Member #35946
          March 25, 2006
          234 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: March 28, 2006, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

          AMEN TO TODD!!!!! I came in just to get caught up on any gossip for week's MM and PB and I too play both. I run a pool here at work there are 5 of us! We call ourselves Lucky G's 5! Party And I LOVE the multiplier! That is one thing that I can say that I love more about PB. We play the kicker each and every drawing in the Mega's and in 6 months we have won $10.00, we played the PB Power Play and the 1st time won $50.00!!! And have always gotten a benefit from playing it since! I think that the kicker needs to GO!!!Smash  I Agree!  Todd all of our group signed your petition!!!!!

            Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
            Chief Bottle Washer
            New Jersey
            United States
            Member #1
            May 31, 2000
            23274 Posts
            Online
            Posted: March 28, 2006, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

            Sassy,

            Glad to hear it, good luck to your pool.  In my opinion, yours is the best kind of lottery pool -- made up of friends who enjoy not only hoping for a big win, but also the friendly camaraderie of playing together.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!


              United States
              Member #16612
              June 2, 2005
              3493 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: March 28, 2006, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

              I like to see the 10X come up one more time. Also, I want to see the PB jackpot roll until it reaches the cap. Congratulations to NM with PP getting $800K and to other 2nd prize winners.

                SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
                Columbus Ohio
                United States
                Member #35946
                March 25, 2006
                234 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: March 28, 2006, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd!!  And that we are... were all very close girlfriends who are devoted to each other and our office and of course our Lotto Pool!! Cheers . It gives us something to giggle about all day and something to look forward to  four  nights a week! HyperHyperHyperHyperHyper

                Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

                COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

                 

                Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

                www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

                  sadeandjade's avatar - 8ball
                  ask
                  Bahamas
                  Member #35569
                  March 19, 2006
                  309 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: April 2, 2006, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                  185 285 985 885 617 717 417 317 515 615 915 815 380 480 780 680 905 005 705 605 608 708 408