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January 10, 2005

$36.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Wisconsin

Story Photo One lucky player in Wisconsin matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday and walked away with the $36.8 million jackpot.  The player will now have to decide if they want to take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one-time lump sum cash amount of $20,214,179.

There were a total of 390,893 additional winners in the Powerball game Saturday evening.  Those winners won prizes totaling $4,458,881.

The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 22, 24, 43 and the Powerball was 2. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Three players correctly matched the five white-ball numbers and won $100,000. These tickets were sold in Connecticut, Louisiana, and Nebraska.  Three additional players in Missouri, Oregon, and Pennsylvania not only matched this prize level, but also purchased Power Play for a total win of $400,000. 

Twenty-eight players matched four white-ball numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000.  Six additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.

A total of 54,063 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 4. Winners were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for $1. With Power Play, players can multiply their winnings, except for the jackpot, from two to five times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night’s multiplier.

Players purchased more than $15.8 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday, Jan. 12, will be a $10 million annuity, or $5.5 million cash.

The lotteries sold more than $2.2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY04. That translates into more than $660 million for worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.







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