October 23, 2003
POWERBALL PLAYERS REMINDED TO PLAY RESPONSIBLY
With the Powerball jackpot up to an estimated $190 million for this Saturday night’s drawing, the Missouri Lottery is reminding players to play responsibly.
"We want to be sure players play within their means," said Jim Scroggins, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. "It only takes $1 to play."
Saturday night?s Powerball jackpot is the sixth highest jackpot ever offered in Missouri. If a single winner matches all six numbers to win the game’s jackpot prize of $190 million on Saturday night, he or she will receive approximately $6.3 million before taxes each year for the next 30 years, or they could take the prize in one lump-sum payment of an estimated $99 million.
Scroggins noted that people who do plan to buy a ticket for the drawing should try to do so early to avoid long lines that happen closer to the drawing. The terminals in Missouri will close at 8:59 p.m. on Saturday night.
"Players should sign the back of their tickets and put them in a safe place," Scroggins said. "Then, be sure to check them closely; even if you don’t win the jackpot, you might have won one of the eight other prizes in the game."
For more information about this Powerball jackpot, go to www.molottery.com.