Powerball® heats up as temps plunge

Bluffton teacher, Yorktown dad claim $30,000 prizes

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 27, 2014) - As temperatures plunge, Powerball continues to heat up. There was no Powerball jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing, so the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $171 million for Wednesday's drawing! 

The winning numbers for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 were: 8-12-18-55-57 PB  2.  The Power Play multiplier was 2. 

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 29. Players can purchase their tickets at local retailers until 9:58 p.m. that night. 

The Hoosier Lottery reminds players that they have the opportunity to boost the payout on any non-winning jackpot ticket up to five times for just one extra dollar with the Power Play® Multiplier!

Power Play pays off for Bluffton band director and Yorktown dad

Two lucky Hoosiers know firsthand how Power Play can boost winnings.  Both men said "yes" to Power Play  and turned what would have been $10,000 prizes into $30,000 windfalls in last Wednesday's drawing.  

Bueter and GuinnJames Bueter of Bluffton and Troy Guinn of Yorktown both added the Power Play to their tickets for $1 and happened to match four of the first five numbers,and the Powerball number, a feat with odds of 1 in nearly 650,000, which earned them identical $30,000 prizes in last Wednesday's Powerball drawing. 

Both men happened to walk into Hoosier Lottery headquarters at the same time Friday afternoon to claim their winnings.

Bueter, a teacher of 18 years and Bluffton High School Band Director, says he planned to take his wife and three kids out to dinner and "hopefully invest" his $30,000 winnings. 

Guinn has been a regular Hoosier lottery player since its start in Indiana 25 years ago and he plays his special Powerball  numbers faithfully every week.  After paying a few bills, Guinn plans to surprise his daughter with her first car. "She is going to have her license soon and has been talking about a car for months," Guinn said. 

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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