Powerball Jackpot Reaches $220 Million - Saturday 15th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues tojump higher exciting players all across the country. No one hit the jackpotSaturday, but 929,494 players across the nation won a total of more than$10.1 million in prizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawingthe jackpot will grow to an estimated $220 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, April 12th drawing will be anestimated $101 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 4, 23, 35, 43, 44, and the Powerballwas 35. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Eleven players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.Their winning tickets were purchased in Arizona (2), Colorado (1), Delaware(1), Louisiana (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), New Mexico (1),Pennsylvania (1), and Wisconsin (2). Three additional lucky players inIndiana, South Carolina, and West Virginia who matched 5 also wiselypurchased the Power Play option and multiplied the $200,000 prize by 3 fora total win of $600,000.

Thirty-seven players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Eleven additional winners at that prize level also purchased thePower Play option multiplying their winnings 3 times for a total of$30,000.

More than 134,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings by 2-5times, 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 are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winnersat other prize levels.

Players purchased more than $40.6 million in tickets between Wednesdayand Saturday night. The lotteries sold more than $2.2 billion in Powerballtickets in calendar year 2005. That translates into more than $660 millionfor worthwhile state projects.

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

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