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Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $21 Million

Jul 5, 2004, 8:44 am

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PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $21 Million

There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 375,345 players across the nation won a total of more than $3 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 $21 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, July 7 drawing will be an estimated $11 million.

The numbers drawn were: 3, 8, 12, 30, 47 and the Powerball was 23. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Two players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in North Dakota, and Washington, DC. Neither player purchased the Power Play option. If they had, they would have multiplied their prize by 4 for a total win of $400,000.

Thirty players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000.

Six of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.

More than 50,000 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 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 almost 13 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.

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Southeast USA
United States
Member #3660
February 9, 2004
65 Posts
Posted: July 6, 2004, 1:11 am - IP Logged

Tonight I asked a friend to consider playing the Powerball when it is under 100 million and he told me he would rather wait until it was around 100 million and that he doesnt want to get in the habit of wasting his money on small lottos. Well, it is his money...lol

    Mana's avatar - mana
    Virginia Beach
    United States
    Member #3375
    January 16, 2004
    93 Posts
    Posted: July 6, 2004, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

    For me, $21 million ($11 million) is a lot more than $5 ^_^ (which is the usual amount I play every drawing for megamillions)

    ... insert witty quote here ...

    ... My behavior and apperance betrays my age ... but I'm good enough ...
    besides, people in person would still be afraid to talk to meh, even if I had millions ^^;

      New Member
      United States
      Member #5439
      July 4, 2004
      28 Posts
      Posted: July 7, 2004, 3:23 am - IP Logged

      Of all the combinations possible, only 355,167, or 81.48%, will have 1 through 10 as their lowest number when sorted. This is also true of 28? through 37 being the highest number