May 16, 2013

Powerball® jackpot rockets to $475 million!

Another $1 million winning ticket sold in Indiana -- this time in Indianapolis

 

INDIANAPOLIS -  No player nationwide matched all six numbers in last night's $360 million Powerball drawing, propelling the top-prize estimate to $475 million for Saturday night.

The cash value of Saturday's jackpot is $302.4 million.            2013 PB

There were 28 tickets nationwide that matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number, and one of those was sold by a retailer in Indianapolis. The ticket, which is now worth $1 million, was purchased at Speedway at 936 West County Line Road in Indy.

Three other drawings during the current Powerball jackpot run have also produced $1 million winning tickets in Indiana including April 10 (Jeffersonville), April 13 (New Albany) and May 11 (Fort Wayne).

Overall, last night's drawing produced more than 53,000 winning Powerball tickets for players in Indiana.

The winning numbers from last night's drawing are available at hoosierlottery.com.

Saturday night's nearly half-a-billion dollar jackpot is the second largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the game and the third largest jackpot ever available in North America.

Lottery players in the United States have had a chance to win more money than this only two other times -- in November 2012 when Powerball swelled to $587.5 million before being hit in Arizona and Missouri and in March 2012 when  the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $656 million before being hit in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. 

Hoosiers can get in on the near-record jackpot action at nearly 4,000 retailers statewide simply by asking the clerk for a Powerball quick pick. The sales cut-off time is 9:58 p.m. (Eastern) Saturday night. A Powerball ticket costs just $2.

The Hoosier Lottery reminds all players to play responsibly.

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 $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.

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