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Powerball Jackpot Soars to $72 Million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Soars to $72 Million
Summer may be winding down but America's favorite lottery game is heating up.

There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 389,455 players across the nation won a total of almost $2.7 million in prizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot grew to an estimated $72 million.

The cash option for the Saturday, August 16 drawing will be an estimated $37.8 million.

The numbers drawn were: 26, 31, 35, 44, 48 and the Powerball was 32. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Five players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. None of the winning players purchased the Power Play option. If they had, they would have multiplied their prize by 2 for a total win of $200,000.

Thirty-seven players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Two of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $10,000.

More than 46,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, 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 16.7 million tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

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