Powerball Jackpot Rises to $204 Million - Tuesday 8th of August 2006

UNITED STATES – The Powerball jackpot continues togrow to unbelievable heights! Even though the grand prize was not awardedWednesday, three lucky tickets in DC, Iowa, and North Carolina each won$800,000 with Power Play. A total of 952,566 players across the nation wonmore than $13.6 million in prizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawingthe jackpot will grow to an estimated $204 million.

The cash option for the Saturday, August 5th drawing will be anestimated $92.7 million. The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 10, 13,16, 19, 24 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play multiplier was 4.Seventeen tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.These winning tickets were purchased in Colorado (2), DC (1), Delaware (1),Iowa (1), Indiana (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (2), North Carolina (1), NewMexico (1), Pennsylvania (1), Vermont (1), Wisconsin (2), and West Virginia(1). The three lucky tickets in DC (1), Iowa (1), and North Carolina (1),not only matched the 5 white numbers, but also purchased the Power Playoption multiplying the $200,000 prize by 4 for a total win of $800,000!

Sixty-nine tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won$10,000 each. Thirteen additional winners of that prize category alsopurchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $40,000 each.

More than 150,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play optionfor one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings 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 $40.2 million worth of tickets betweenSunday and Wednesday 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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