2002-06-21 08:47:04.0

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Kentucky

Powerball paid off Wednesday night for one winning ticket sold in Kentucky. The winner of the $14 million Powerball jackpot now has to decide if they want the 25-year annuity or the $7.8 million cash option. The ticket holder will have 60 days after the ticket is validated to make that decision. In addition to the jackpot winner, 234,613 other players across the nation won a total of more than $7.2 million in prizes in America’s Game. The numbers drawn were: 1, 3, 4, 7, 11, and the Powerball was 23. The Power Play multiplier was 3. Thirty-nine players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The $100,000 winning tickets were sold in Colorado (3), Connecticut (4), DC, Delaware (2), Indiana (4), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Hampshire (5), New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island (2), Wisconsin (2), and West Virginia (3). Five of those players purchased the Power Play option. Because they spent the extra dollar they were able to multiply their prize by 3 for a total win of $300,000! Eighty-two players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Nine of those players purchased the Power Play option and multiplied their prize by 3 for a total win of $15,000! Almost 18,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3 Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night’s multiplier. Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels. Players purchased more than 7 million tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night. The jackpot for the Saturday, June 22 drawing will be $10 million with a $5.6 million cash option. The lotteries sold $1.3 billion in Powerball tickets in 2001. That translates into more than $400 million for worthwhile state projects. Powerball is played in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Pennsylvania will begin selling Powerball tickets on June 27.

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