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$92 Million Powerball Jackpot

25 January 2002

DES MOINES, Iowa –- (Press Release) --Jan. 25, 2002 -- The biggest lottery jackpot in the country is up for grabs this weekend in America's Game. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday night but 495,610 players across the nation won a total of more than $3.7 million in prizes.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, Saturday's jackpot will be an estimated $92 million. The cash option for the Saturday, January 26 drawing will be an estimated $50.8 million.

The numbers drawn were: 14, 18, 30, 32, 47 and the Powerball was 36. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Six players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The six $100,000 winning tickets were sold in Connecticut, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri (2), and South Dakota. None of those players purchased the Power Play option for $1. If they had, they would have won $500,000.

Thirty-nine players correctly matched four white balls plus the Powerball to win $5,000. Two of those players had the Power Play option and multiplied the prize by two for a total prize of $25,000.

Almost 24,000 winning Powerball players spent the extra dollar on Power Play and multiplied their prize by 5. 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 19.2 million tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night. Saturday night will be the 16th draw since this jackpot run started on December 5, 2001.

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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