November 18, 2012
Estimated Powerball® jackpot reaches
a quarter of a billion dollars
INDIANAPOLIS – When the Thanksgiving holiday arrives Thursday, Powerball players are hoping they have 250 million new reasons to be thankful.
With no one nationwide matching all six numbers in last night’s Powerball drawing, Wednesday’s estimated jackpot has grown to an eye-catching $250 million. The estimated cash value of Wednesday’s jackpot is $166.8 million.
Nearly 30,000 Powerball tickets sold by Indiana retailers for last night’s drawing were prize winners, including 122 tickets that matched at least four of the six numbers drawn. Those six numbers were: 3-15-27-58-59 PB:20.
If someone hauls in Wednesday’s prize, it will mark the third-largest Powerball jackpot win of 2012, second only to jackpot hits of $337 million and $336.4 million.
Players in Indiana have until 9:58 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday to purchase their shot at the jackpot.
As with all Hoosier Lottery games, the net income generated from sales of Powerball in Indiana stays in Indiana to benefit Hoosiers.
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.8 billion in player prizes.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.
For more information, please contact Al Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-4805.