Powerball Grows to $156 Million - Tuesday 31st of January 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to moveupward! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, one luckyplayer in Pennsylvania won $600,000 with Power Play. A total of766,996 players across the nation won more than $6.3 million in prizes inAmerica's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing thejackpot will grow to an estimated $156 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, February 1st drawing will be anestimated $75.5 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 14, 15, 26, 28, 36 and thePowerball was 36. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Three players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.Their winning tickets were purchased in Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Thelucky player in Pennsylvania, not only matched the 5 white numbers, but alsopurchased the Power Play option multiplying the $200,000 prize by 3 for atotal win of $600,000!

Fifty players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.Eight additional winners of that prize category also purchased the Power Playoption, giving them a total win of $30,000.

More than 99,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by3 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings 2-5 times,except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun toselect that night's multiplier.

Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even ifthere are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners atother prize levels.

Players purchased more than $32.6 million worth of tickets betweenThursday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold approximately 2 billion inPowerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million forworthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and theU.S. Virgin Islands. Oklahoma became Powerball's 30th and newest member withthis drawing.

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