2002-07-22 11:01:22.0

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In Kentucky

Powerball paid off big Saturday night for one winning ticket sold in Kentucky. The winner of the $41.5 million Powerball jackpot now has to decide if they want the 25-year annuity or the $23.4 million cash option. The ticket holder will have 60 days after the ticket is validated to make that decision.

This is the second consecutive jackpot to be won with a ticket purchased in Kentucky. A $14 million Powerball jackpot was won on Wednesday, June 19 with a Kentucky ticket.

In addition to the jackpot winner, 415,382 other players across the nation won a total of more than $3.2 million in prizes in America’s Game.

The numbers drawn were: 2, 3, 6, 13, 26, and the Powerball was 10. The Power Play multiplier was 1.

Seven players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The $100,000 winning tickets were sold in Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, and Missouri (2). Sixty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000.

This jackpot run started with the Saturday, June 22 drawing. The drawing on Saturday night was the 9th draw since the run started. More than 2.5 million Powerball players across the nation have won prizes since this jackpot run started in late June.

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 13 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The jackpot for the Wednesday, July 24 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 now played in 22 states and the District of Columbia. South Carolina will begin selling Powerball tickets in October.

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