Powerball Jackpot Won By Two Tickets
Powerball paid off big Saturday night for two winning tickets; one sold in Indiana and one sold in South Dakota. The winners will split a $101.8 million jackpot.
Each ticket holder will have to decide if they want the $50.9 million annuity or the cash option worth $27.4 million each. The ticket holders will have 60 days after the ticket is validated to make that decision.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 670,022 other players across the nation won a total of more than $7 million in prizes in America’s Game.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 11, 16, 21, 39, and the Powerball was 42. The Power Play multiplier was 5.
Twelve players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Arizona (2), Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The winning Colorado player purchased the Power Play option. By spending the extra dollar that player multiplied their prize by 5 for a total win of $500,000!
Fifty-nine players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Nine of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $25,000!
Almost 74,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5 Saturday. 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.
This current jackpot run started with the Saturday, December 28 drawing. The drawing on Saturday night was the 11th draw of this jackpot run. More than 4.6 million Powerball players across the nation have won prizes since this jackpot run started in late December.
The jackpot for the Wednesday, February 5 drawing will be $10 million with a $5.4 million cash option.
Players purchased more than 28 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.
The lotteries sold $1.6 billion in Powerball tickets in 2002. That translates into more than $480 million for worthwhile state projects.
Powerball is now played in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.