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.