Powerball Jackpot Rises to $48 Million - Saturday 3rd of June 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 419,716players across the nation won a total of more than $4.1 million in prizesin America's favorite Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will jumpto an estimated $48 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, June 3rd drawing will be an estimated$21.3 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 10, 20, 22, 43, 49 and the Powerballwas 3. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Two lucky tickets in the states of Kentucky (1), and North Carolina (1)correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.

Eighteen tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Seven additional winners of that prize category also had the PowerPlay option that multiplied the win 5 times for a total of $50,000!

More than 75,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play optionfor one dollar. With Power Play you multiply any winnings from 2-5 times,except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun toselect 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 $17.9 million in tickets between Sunday andWednesday night.

The lotteries have sold approximately $2.6 billion in Powerball ticketsso far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $725 millionfor worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and theU.S. Virgin Islands.

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