September 16, 2002
Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In Indiana and Pennsylvania
Powerball paid off big Saturday night for two winning tickets; one sold in Indiana and one sold in Pennsylvania. The winners will split a $103.5 million jackpot. Each ticket holder will have to decide if they want the $51.7 million 25-year annuity or the cash option worth $30.7 million. The ticket holders will have 60 days after the ticket is validated to make that decision. In addition to the jackpot winner, 884,453 other players across the nation won a total of more than $8 million in prizes in America’s Game.
The numbers drawn were: 5, 14, 26, 31, 40, and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4.
Fifteen players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri (4), Pennsylvania (7), and Wisconsin. The Wisconsin winner and two of the winning players from Pennsylvania purchased the Power Play option. By spending an extra dollar they multiplied their prize by 4 for a total win of $400,000.
Eighty players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Six of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.
More than 59,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 Saturday. 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.
This current jackpot run started with the Wednesday, July 24 drawing. The drawing on Saturday night was the 16th
draw of this jackpot run. More than 5 million Powerball players across the nation have won more than $48 million in prizes since this jackpot run started in late July.
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 33.7 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.
The jackpot for the Wednesday, September 18 drawing will be $10 million with a $5.9 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.