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Powerball Jackpot Grows to $25 Million

Nov 17, 2003, 5:15 am

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The jackpot in America's favorite lottery game is on the way up again.  There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 303,827 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.1 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 $25 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, November 19 drawing will be an estimated $13.4 million.

The numbers drawn were: 8, 20, 22, 32, 52, and the Powerball was 39. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Five players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Colorado (2), Delaware, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. One of the winning Colorado players purchased the Power Play option. By spending the extra dollar that player multiplied their prize by 5 for a total win of $500,000.

Nineteen 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 $25,000.

More than 39,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5 Saturday. 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 13.6 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold $1.6 billion in Powerball tickets in 2002. That translates into more than $480 million for worthwhile state projects.

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