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Powerball jackpot increases to $142 million; 4 second prize

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The Powerball multi-state lottery grand prize rised to $142 million (lump-sum cash payout $78.8 million) Saturday night when there were no jackpot winners in the $116 million drawing, lottery officials said. The numbers from Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 drawing were 6, 7, 9, 19, 32 with Power Ball 13.

Even though there was no jackpot winner Wednesday evening, Powerball had some big winners. There were 4 tickets that correctly matched the first 5 white ball numbers and won the second prize. The four lucky ticket(s) purchased in California(2), Georgia(1) and New Hampshire(1), each won $1,000,000 cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

Additional prizes won Wednesday evening included 55 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. 11 additional players not only matched 4+1, but also bought the Power Play option, multiplying the prizes by 4 for a total win of $40,000 each! Other winners Wednesday night included 1593 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers and won $100. 291 additional players not only matched 4 white ball, but additionally purchased the Power Play option, double the winnings to a total win of $200 each! Other prizes won Wednesday night included 2548 tickets that matched 3 white numbers as well as the Powerball and won $100. 519 additional tickets of this prize level were also bought with the Power Play option that doubled winnings to $200 cash.

There were 75,322 Powewrball winning tickets sold in the state of Florida. Eight tickets sold in Florida matched 4 lotto numbers plus the Powerball. These lucky ticket holders will collect $10,000 cash each. There was one lucky Florida player matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Powerball with Power Play and won $40,000. There were 422 lucky Floridaers won $100 prize by matching 4 or 3+1 numbers. There were 119 lucky Florida winners won $200 prize by matching 4 or 3+1 numbers with Power Play purchased.

With nine prize levels, the Wednesday night's drawing produced 765,992 winning tickets nationwide with a total amount of $9,896,075 prizes.

Powerball is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. sold in 44 participating states as a pari-mutuel jackpot game. Powerball drawings are held 2 times a week every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 PM Eastern Time. Powerball uses a 5/59+1/35 system from which winning numbers are chosen. Each play costs $2. Players can choose to pay $1 extra to buy the Power Play, which multiplies the original winnings except jackpot. The minimum Powerball grand prize starts at $40,000,000. Its annuity option is paid in 30 graduated installments in 29 years. Winners may select one time lump sum cash payout option instead.

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