Near-historic Powerball® run produces big winners in Hoosier state!
Mega Millions® takes the new jackpot lead at $172 million
INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 20, 2014) - The question of the morning in the Hoosier state is "Who has the million dollar Powerball ticket?"
Even though the jackpot-winning ticket was sold in California for last night's $425 million Powerball drawing, Hoosiers fared well, as they did throughout the eight-week run. The jackpot had been estimated at $400 million, but final sales numbers pushed it to $425 million.
Hoosiers will want to check their tickets carefully!
One ticket sold at Hometown Mini Mart at 203 S. U.S. 27 in Fountain City matched five numbers, but not the Powerball number, and is worth $1 million in last night's drawing. Another ticket, this one sold at Village Pantry at 1629 S. Raible Ave. in Anderson matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number, a feat worth $10,000.
Wednesday night's winning numbers are: 1-17-35-49-54-PB: 34 Power Play: 3.
In total, Powerball players in Indiana won more than $3.8 million in prizes over the course of the run. Fourteen lucky players in the towns of Elwood, Anderson, Cloverdale, Hammond, Rising Sun, Mishawaka, Bedford, Loogootee, Evansville, Indianapolis, Newburgh and Tell City snagged $10,000 prizes. Two additional lucky players, in Bluffton and Yorktown, won $30,000 prizes by adding Power Play to their tickets.
Million dollar prizes were won in Hammond and Fountain City. The Hammond prize has been claimed but the holder of the Fountain City $1 million ticket should sign the back and contact Hoosier Lottery customer service for instructions on how to claim.
Powerball passes the torch to Mega Millions!
Hoosiers are still in the big jackpot game, with the chance to win HUGE money in Mega Millions this week. Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $172 million . Mega Millions tickets cost just a buck and are available at more than 4,000 retailers across the state.
Profits from the sale of Powerball and Mega Millions in Indiana stay in Indiana.
Hometown favorite, Hoosier Lotto, has not produced a jackpot winner yet in 2014 - and is up to $16.5 million for Saturday night's drawing.
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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