$400 Million Powerball® jackpot nears record!

Mega Millions® also continues to rise

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 17, 2014) - The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing has soared to an estimated $400 million!

With no jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing, the $400 million top prize moves into the number four spot for the all-time biggest Powerball jackpot ever. And, that $400 million represents the sixth largest lottery jackpot in the world!

The cash value of the Powerball jackpot is approximately $227.8 million.

Despite the jackpot not being won Saturday, Hoosier players scored with a total of 30,411 winning tickets worth $218,362 in prize money! Two lucky players purchased $10,000 winning tickets at Jones & Sons Fuel Center on E. Broadway in Loogootee and Marathon Food Mart on E Louisiana in Evansville.

Powerball is not the only big jackpot game in town!

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated $154 million for Tuesday's drawing after Friday's drawing produced no jackpot winners. The cash value of the jackpot is approximately $84.8 million.

Friday's drawing saw $60,256 in winning Mega Millions tickets for Hoosier Lottery players, with prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000.

Both Powerball and Mega Millions are payable in 30 year annuities or as the cash value, with taxes being withheld in both options. Powerball tickets are $2 and Mega Millions tickets are $1 and can be purchased, along with all other Hoosier Lottery games, at over 4,000 retailers across the state of Indiana. Both games also offer multiplier options for an additional $1 per wager.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction Referral Line: 800-994-8448.

ABOUT THE HOOSIER LOTTERY: Hoosier Lottery distributions benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30 million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50 percent.

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