February 4, 2013

Powerball® jackpot rockets to an estimated $208 million

INDIANAPOLIS – With no jackpot winner Saturday night, the Powerball jackpot has rocketed to an estimated $208 million for Wednesday night.  After being hit four consecutive Wednesday nights in the month of December – each time for $50 million – the Powerball jackpot has been steadily rising and now offers players a shot at $208 million. 

While the game has yet to produce a jackpot winner this year, thousands of Hoosiers have won cold hard cash playing Powerball. In Indiana, Powerball players have won more than $1 million in prizes on more than 150,000 winning tickets over the course of the last 10 consecutive draws.

In Indiana, players have until 9:58 p.m. Wednesday night to buy their $2 tickets and get in on the $208 million action, and potentially be Indiana’s 39th Powerball jackpot winner. 

Profits from Powerball sales in Indiana stay in Indiana to support good Hoosier causes across the state.

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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For more information, please contact Betsy Gutierrez at bgutierrez@hoosierlottery.com or 317-264-4852 or Al Larsen at alarsen@hoosierlottery.com or 317-242-8803.

 

Must be 18 or Older to Play. Please Play Responsibly.

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