Powerball Jackpot Hits $37 Million - Tuesday 25th of April 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 2 winning tickets in Connecticutand Pennsylvania each won $1 million with the Power Play option. In total,438,163 players across the nation won a total of more than $8.1 million inprizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawingthe jackpot will grow to an estimated $37 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, April 26th drawing will be anestimated $16.8 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 4, 5, 6, 18, 27, and the Powerball was24. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Eight players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.Their winning tickets were purchased in Arizona (2), DC (1), Kentucky (1),Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), Tennessee (1), and West Virginia (1). Two luckyplayers in Connecticut and Pennsylvania who matched 5 also wisely purchasedthe Power Play option and multiplied the $200,000 prize by 5 for a totalwin of $1 million.

Thirty-four players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Seven additional winners at that prize level also purchased thePower Play option multiplying their winnings 5 times for a total of$50,000.

More than 83,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5Saturday. 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 $18.3 million in tickets between Wednesdayand Saturday night. The lotteries have sold more than $2.4 billion inPowerball tickets so far in fiscal year 2006. That translates intoapproximately $700 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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