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$43 Million Powerball Jackpot

25 April 2002

DES MOINES, Iowa – (Press Release) -- The excitement is growing with the jackpot in America's Game. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 250,093 players across the nation won a total of almost $1.8 million in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing Saturday's jackpot will be an estimated $43 million. The cash option for the Saturday, April 27 drawing will be an estimated $23.3 million.

The numbers drawn were: 1, 13, 16, 33, 43 and the Powerball was 1. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Three players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The winning tickets were sold in D.C., New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. None of the winning players purchased the Power Play option for $1. If they had, the prize would have been $200,000.

Twenty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Two of those players purchased the Power Play option and multiplied their prize by two for a total prize of $10,000.

Almost 17,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 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 almost 10 million tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

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 in the summer of 2002.

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