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$60 Million Powerball Jackpot Up for Grabs

25 November 2002

IOWA – (Press Release) -- Powerball is the greatest lottery game in the world because hundreds of thousands of people win every week, even if there isn't a jackpot winner.

There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but 396,810 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.7 million in prizes in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $60 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, November 27 drawing will be an estimated $31.9 million.

The numbers drawn were: 15, 16, 19, 21, 49, and the Powerball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Six players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The winning tickets were purchased in Delaware, Indiana, Nebraska, Rhode Island (2), and South Carolina. One of the winning Rhode Island players purchased the Power Play option. By spending an extra dollar that player multiplied their prize by 4 for a total win of $400,000.

Twenty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Five of those players purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.

Almost 54,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 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 Wednesday, October 30 drawing. The drawing on Saturday night was the 8th consecutive draw without being hit. More than 2.4 million Powerball players across the nation have won prizes since this jackpot run started in late October.

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 15 million tickets between Thursday and Saturday 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 now played in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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