The jackpot keeps growing and players keep winning cash prizes in America's favorite lottery game. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 444,489 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.1 million in prizes.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $64 million.
The cash option for the Wednesday, January 28 drawing will be an estimated $35.3 million.
The numbers drawn were: 01, 05, 37, 38, 53 and the Powerball was 31. The Power Play multiplier was 3.
Nine players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The winning tickets were sold in Colorado (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina (2). The winning Indiana player, one of the winning Colorado players, and one of the winning South Carolina players purchased the Power Play option. By spending the extra dollar those players multiplied their prize by 3 for a total win of $300,000.
Twenty-five players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Three of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $15,000.
More than 54,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3 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 16.3 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball tickets in 2003. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.