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Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $116 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $116 million

Even though the grand prize was not hit in Wednesday evening's drawing, Powerball paid off in multiple other ways.

One lucky ticket won $800,000 with the Power Play option in Indiana. In addition, six other lucky tickets won $200,000 for matching 5 white ball numbers in the states of Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Maine (1), Minnesota (1), Montana (1), and New Mexico (1).

The jackpot for the Saturday, July 22nd drawing will be $116 million with the cash option at $52.9 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 2, 32, 38, 44, 50, and the Powerball was 21. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Forty-three tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Ten additional players of that prize level wisely purchased the Power Play and had their prize multiplied by 4 for a $40,000 cash win.

A total of 617,961 players across the nation won more than $7.1 million in prizes playing "America's Game".

More than 105,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 Wednesday. They 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 more than $26.4 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries sold $2.8 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2006. That translates into over $800 million for worthwhile state projects.

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United States
Member #16612
June 2, 2005
3493 Posts
Posted: July 21, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations to 2nd prize winners especially in Indiana. I hope it keeps rolling.

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

    United States
    Member #12618
    March 18, 2005
    2060 Posts
    Posted: July 21, 2006, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

    Of course I will be buying a few tickets. =)

    Dance like no one is watching.

      West Los Angeles
      United States
      Member #15218
      May 11, 2005
      24 Posts
      Posted: July 21, 2006, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

      Wahoo, I got my tix, had a friend shootin a movie up in Montana get them for me, wow what a breath taking state, WTG God, what a beautiful state, if I win the Jackpot, even with the 10% state tax, I think I would love living there.  Good Luck to each of you.


        Franklassgirl30's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
        North Carolina
        United States
        Member #42922
        July 10, 2006
        68 Posts
        Posted: July 22, 2006, 10:05 am - IP Logged

        Good luck all, i will be buying tickets on this huge jackpot.Banana

          spy153's avatar - maren

          United States
          Member #28409
          December 15, 2005
          1198 Posts
          Posted: July 23, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

          that's okay. I dont need 100 million dollars. The 61.5 million cash value is just fine with me.

          voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool