Missouri Ticket Wins $224 Million Jackpot - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – Powerball paid off big in multipleways Wednesday night. Not only was there one winning jackpot ticket worth awhopping $224.2 million sold in Missouri, but also there was a ticket thatwon $800,000 with Power Play in Pennsylvania! In addition, nine otherfortunate players won $200,000 for matching 5 white ball numbers in thestates of Arizona (1), Idaho (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (1), Minnesota (1),New Mexico (1), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (1), and West Virginia (1).

The jackpot winner will now have to decide between the 29-year,30-payment annuity, and the cash option worth $102,868,636. The winner willhave 60 days after their ticket is validated to make that decision.

The jackpot for the Saturday, April 15th drawing will be $15 millionwith the cash option at $6.9 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 16, 26, 34, 35, 41, and thePowerball was 24. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Forty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Twelve additional players of that prize level wisely purchased thePower Play and had their prize multiplied by 4 for a $40,000 cash win! Atotal of 1,107,435 players across the nation won more than $10.4 million inprizes playing America's favorite game.

More than 145,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play optionfor $1. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 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 $46 million in tickets between Sunday andWednesday night.

The lotteries have sold approximately $2.4 billion in Powerball ticketsso far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $700 millionfor worthwhile state projects.

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

Other news from around the same time

Century Casinos Acquires Casino Millennium Shares - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY; VSE) announced today that the....


Boyd Gaming Acquires Building - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

by Hubble SmithLas Vegas Gaming WireLas Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. has bought a four-story, 110....


Retiree Caught in a Legal Web Over his Gambling Patent - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

By Liz Benston By Our Partners at the Las Vegas SunLAS VEGAS, Nevada Mel Molnick is an unlikely ad....


Czech Republic Gambling Grows - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CZECH REPUBLIC – As reported by the Prague Daily Monitor: "People spent a record CZK 50 billion o....


Mount Airy Resort & Casino Plan Advances - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania – Mount Airy Resort & Casino cleared another hurdle as the Para....


Sycuan Resort and Casino Receives Award - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

SAN DIEGO, California – The California Council for Excellence has awarded Sycuan Resort and Ca....


Colma Voters Support Unlimited Betting - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

COLMA, California – As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle: "Voters in Colma on Tuesday suppo....


Third Cleveland Casino Plan Submitted - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

CLEVELAND, Ohio – As reported by the Plain Dealer: "Business leaders put the money squeeze on rac....


Foxwoods Faces Public Opposition - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News: "Keeping accurate score of public supp....


Greektown is at Odds on Licensing - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

DETROIT, Michigan As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "Some Greektown restaurant owners are ang....