Powerball Jackpot Grows to $20 Million - Sunday 25th of June 2006

UNITED STATES –- The Powerball jackpot is on the moveagain. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 351,470players across the nation won a total of more than $4.2 million in prizesin America's favorite Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will growto an estimated $20 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, June 24th drawing will be anestimated $9.1 million. The numbers drawn Wednesday were 11, 19, 22, 43, 45and the Powerball was 34. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Two lucky tickets in the states of South Carolina (1), and Tennessee(1) correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Two additionaltickets in Colorado (1), and North Carolina (1) not only matched 5 whitefor $200,000 but also had the Power Play option multiplying their prize 3times for a total win of $600,000!

Twenty tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000. Six additional winners of that prize category also had the PowerPlay option that multiplied the win 3 times for a total of $30,000!

More than 68,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3Wednesday. 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 $16.7 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 $750 millionfor worthwhile state projects.

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