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$57 Million Powerball Jackpot Up For Grabs

5 June 2003

IOWA -- (Press Release) -- The jackpot keeps growing and hundreds of thousands of players keep winning prizes in America's Game. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 327,833 players across the nation won a total of more than $2.6 million in prizes. Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $57 million.

The cash option for the Saturday, June 7 drawing will be an estimated $32.2 million. The numbers drawn were: 2, 14, 24, 26, 53 and the Powerball was 1. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Six players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), and South Dakota. Two of the winning Pennsylvania players purchased the Power Play option. By spending the extra dollar those players multiplied their prize by 2 for a total win of $200,000.

Sixteen players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Four of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $10,000.

More than 38,000 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 more than 13.6 million tickets between Sunday and Wednesday 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. Vermont will begin selling Powerball tickets next month.

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