Powerball Jackpot Grows to $250 Million - Thursday 9th of February 2006

PRESS RELEASE) The jackpot in America's favoritelottery game continues to grow to enormous amounts. In addition, two verylucky players in Pennsylvania and Indiana each won a cool $1 million cash withthe Power Play option. Even though the grand prize was not awarded Wednesdayevening, 1,324,903 players across the nation won a total of more than$14.4 million in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawingthe jackpot will grow to an estimated $250 million!

The cash option for the Saturday, February 11th drawing will be anestimated $120.1 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 14, 25, 32, 48, 54 and thePowerball was 10. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Thirteen winning tickets in Iowa (3), Kentucky (1), Missouri (1), NewMexico (1), Oregon (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (2),and Wisconsin (2) matched all 5 white numbers for a $200,000 prize. The twobig winners in Pennsylvania and Indiana not only matched all 5 white numbers,but also wisely purchased the Power Play option multiplying the $200,000 prize5 times for a total win of $1,000,000!

Sixty players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.Thirteen additional players who won at this prize level also wisely purchasedthe Power Play and had the $10,000 winnings multiplied by 5 to $50,000!

More than 152,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prizes by 5Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2 to 5times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel isspun to select that night's multiplier.

Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even ifthere aren't any jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winnersat other prize levels.

Players purchased more than $53.3 million in tickets between Sunday andWednesday night. The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball ticketsin FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile stateprojects.

Powerball is now played in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and theU.S. Virgin Islands.

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