Powerball Jackpot Reaches $75 Million - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues toclimb. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 533,708 players across the nationwon a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes in America's Game. Inaddition, the number "10" was selected on the Power Play wheel. Playersparticipating in the "Power Play 10X" promotion had any winnings multiplied 10times!

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing thejackpot will grow to an estimated $75 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, March 15th drawing will be an estimated$35.4 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 16, 35, 37, 52, 54, and the Powerball was33. The Power Play multiplier was 10.

Two players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Theirwinning tickets were purchased in Iowa, and West Virginia.

Seventeen players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Three additional winners at that prize level also wisely purchasedthe Power Play option multiplying their winnings 10 times for a total of$100,000!

More than 109,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 10Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings by 2-5 times,except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun toselect that night's multiplier. For a limited time during the current "PowerPlay 10X" promotion, all prizes (except the jackpot) can be multiplied up to10 times for the same $1 Power Play cost.

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 $24 million in tickets between Wednesday andSaturday 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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