Powerball Rises to $178 Million - Monday 7th of August 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues tomove! Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, two luckytickets in Arizona and Connecticut won $800,000 each with Power Play. Atotal of 837,855 players across the nation won more than $9.1 million inprizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawingthe jackpot will grow to an estimated $178 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, August 2nd drawing will be anestimated $81 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 14, 19, 26, 39, 55 and thePowerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Six tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.Their winning tickets were purchased in Kentucky (2), Louisiana (1),Montana (1), South Carolina (1), and Tennessee (1). The two lucky ticketsin Arizona (1) and Connecticut (1), not only matched the 5 white numbers,but also purchased the Power Play option multiplying the $200,000 prize by4 for a total win of $800,000!

Forty-two tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000 each.

Eight additional winners of that prize category also purchased thePower Play option, giving them a total win of $40,000 each.

More than 133,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option forone dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings 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 $31.3 million worth of tickets betweenThursday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold $2.8 billion in Powerballtickets in FY06. That translates into more than $800 million for worthwhilestate projects.

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