Powerball Jackpot Rises to $152 Million - Monday 3rd of April 2006

UNITED KINGDOM – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow and grow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening,740,025 players across the nation won a total of more than $6 million inprizes in America's favorite Game. One lucky player in Arizona won $400,000playing the exciting Powerball add-on feature: Power Play. Their normal prizefor matching 5 white numbers of $200,000 was multiplied 2 times due to thePower Play option.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow toan estimated $152 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, April 1st drawing will be an estimated$71.8 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 14, 24, 28, 54 and the Powerball was13. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Six lucky players in the states of Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1),Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), and Tennessee (1), correctly matched the5 white numbers and won $200,000. One player in Arizona not only won at thatprize level but also purchased the Power Play and had the $200,000 multipliedby 2 for a total win of $400,000!

Thirty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. 7 additional winners of that prize category also wisely purchased thePower Play option that multiplied their win 2 times for a total of $20,000!

More than 138,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply any winnings from 2-5 times, exceptfor the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to selectthat 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 $30.3 million in tickets between Sunday andWednesday night.

The lotteries sold approximately $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05.That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.

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

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