Powerball Jackpot Grows to $210 Million - Tuesday 7th of February 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues to growbigger and bigger! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday,1,076,565 players across the nation won more than $8.7 million in prizes inAmerica's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing thejackpot will grow to an estimated $210 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, February 8th drawing will be anestimated $101.1 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 4, 12, 13, 30, 38 and thePowerball was 30. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Six players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Theirwinning tickets were purchased in Iowa (1), Kentucky (1), Minnesota (1),Oklahoma (2), and Pennsylvania (1).

Sixty-four players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Four additional winners of that prize category also purchased thePower Play option, giving them a total win of $40,000.

More than 120,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4Saturday. 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 $44.5 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.

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