05/31/07 POWERBALL MOVES TO $25 MILLION!
5/31/2007 (Powerball) The Powerball jackpot continues to move upward. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 323,317 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.1 million in prizes in America’s favorite Game.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $25 million for Saturday night’s drawing.
The cash option for the Saturday, June 2nd drawing will be an estimated $11.5 million.
The numbers drawn Wednesday were7, 23, 35, 54, 55 and the Powerball was 28. The Power Play multiplier was 2.
One lucky ticket in Pennsylvania correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.
Twelve tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.
Four additional winners of that prize category also had the Power Play option that multiplied the win 2 times for a total of $20,000!
A total of 71,301 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 multiply any 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 purchased more than $14.9 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.
The lotteries sold over $2.8 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $800 million for worthwhile state projects.