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March 7, 2005

$19.9 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Indiana

Story Photo One lucky player in Indiana matched all six numbers Saturday and walked away with the $19.9 million Powerball jackpot.  The player will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $10,810,758.

There were a total of 332,177 additional winners Saturday evening.  Those winners won prizes totaling $2,759,930.

The numbers drawn were 9, 13, 27, 40, 53 and the Powerball was 28. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Nine players correctly matched the five white-ball numbers and won $100,000. These tickets were sold in Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri (2), New Mexico and Rhode Island.   

Twelve players matched four white-ball numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000.  Three additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of  $10,000.

A total of 49,978 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 2. 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 $14.2 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for Wednesday, March 9, will be a $10 million.

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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