April 15 – The Powerball jackpot is still growing as we speak. There has not been a winner for Saturday’s drawing. However there was one lucky ticket in Tennessee that won a $2 million prize with the Power Play 10X promotion. There was a total of 101,738 people that bought the Power Play option on the tickets and had their winnings multiplied 10 times when the number was “10” was picked on the Power Play Wheel.
No one seemed to correctly match all of the six numbers in Saturday’s drawing and the jackpot will go up to an amazing $36 Million!
There was a cash option for the drawing that was held on Wednesday, April 18th for an estimated number of $17 million!
The numbers that were drawn on Saturday were the following: 12, 21, 36, 38, 49, and the Powerball were 18. The Power Play number for multiplying was 10.
There were five players that did match the 5 white numbers and did win a grand prize of $200,000. The winning tickets were bought in Minnesota, (1), Oregon (2) Pennsylvania (1) and Wisconsin (1).
There were eighteen players that did match 4 white numbers as well as the Powerball and won $10, 000. There were five players that were added for the price and also purchased the Power Play option that multiplied their winnings 10 times for the complete total of $100,000! This is an incredible 533,708 people that played across the nation and won a total of more than $9.7 million in prizes in America’s Game.
There were also more than 101,000 winning Powerball players that multiplied their prize by 10 on Saturday’s game. There were able to do this because they purchased the Power Play option for one dollar. When they play the Power Play they will multiply their option for the Powerball winnings by 2-5 times except for the jackpot. At the start of each drawing a wheel is spun around to select that night’s winning multiplier. For a short time during the current “Power Play 10X” promotion, all of the prizes except for the jackpot, can be multiplied up to 10 times for the same amount of $1 for the Power Play cost.
Every player should carefully check his or her tickets after each drawing. If there are no jackpot winners, there should always be tens of thousands of winners at the other prize levels that are available.
There were players that purchased more than $20.1 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. There were lotteries that sold over $2.8 billion in Powerball tickets in the fiscal year of 2006. That means that there were approximately $800 million for worthwhile state projects.
The Powerball is now played in 29 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well.