Powerball Creates Big Winners Across PA, New Funds to Benefit Older Pennsylvanians

14 Jan, 2016, 10:38 ET from Pennsylvania Lottery

MIDDLETOWN, Pa., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® players did not come away empty-handed in the world-record jackpot drawing on Wednesday, January 13, with over 1.1 million winners of more than $11 million in prizes – including three $1 million winners.

Jackpot-winning tickets sold in California, Tennessee and Florida matched the five white balls drawn, 04-08-19-27-34, and the red Powerball, 10.  Each of those tickets won a share of a jackpot with a final annuity value of $1,586,400,000 or a cash value of $983,500,000.

"The historic Powerball jackpot run was not only exciting for players and winners, but also generated tremendous new support – more than $70 million – for the programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians, every day," said Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "I want to congratulate our state's many winners and also thank our players and retailers."

In Pennsylvania, there were three $1 million winners; six winners of $100,000; 25 winners of $50,000; and more than one million other winners of various prize amounts in the January 13 Powerball drawing. Visit palottery.com for details on payouts at all prize levels.

The three $1 million tickets matched five of the white balls drawn and were sold by the following retailers:

  • Landhope Farms 101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square, Chester County;
  • Turkey Hill, 5 W. Clay St., Lancaster, Lancaster County; and
  • Top Star Express, 216 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Northampton County.

The six $100,000 winning tickets matched four of the five white balls drawn plus the Powerball with the player choosing Power Play and were sold by the following retailers:

  • Giant Eagle, Quaker Village Shopping Center, Leetsdale, Allegheny County;
  • Terris Auto Tags, 822 E. Baltimore Ave., Lansdowne, Delaware County;
  • Wawa, 3 N. MacDade Blvd., Glenolden, Delaware County;
  • Sunoco, 300 N. Easton Rd., Horsham, Montgomery County;
  • Blue Valley Lanes, Route 33 and 512, Wind Gap, Northampton County; and
  • Sunoco, 3963 Route 30, Latrobe, Westmoreland County.

In the January 13 drawing, a total of 1,187,351 Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball tickets won prizes of various amounts, including 205,054 tickets purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their prizes by two.

The Powerball jackpot had been rolling since the November 4, 2015, drawing. In the 20 drawings held since, in Pennsylvania alone, Powerball produced a total of nearly 3.3 million winners of $33,237,331 million in prizes, including one $2 million winner and six winners of $1 million.

Players are reminded to check every ticket, every time. In Pennsylvania, winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prizes. Winners cannot be identified until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, January 16, reset to a $40 million annuity value or a $24.8 million cash prize.  

How to play Powerball: Players pay $2 and select five white balls from the first set of 69 numbers plus a single red ball, the Powerball, from a second set of 26 numbers. Players may select their own numbers using a Powerball playslip, or they may opt for computer-selected quick picks. Players must match all five numbers drawn plus the Powerball number to win the jackpot. There also are eight additional ways for players to win a cash prize.

Purchasing the $1 Power Play option allows a winner to increase lower-tier prizes by a factor of 2, 3, 4 or 5, depending on the Power Play number drawn. A 10X multiplier will be available for the Match 4+1 prize and lower prize tiers when the jackpot is at or below $150 million, or when announced. The jackpot and the Match 5 prize are not multiplied. The Match 5 prize with the Power Play option is worth $2 million. It is $1 million without Power Play.

Powerball is sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Pennsylvania, tickets are sold until 9:59 p.m. on drawing nights, Wednesday and Saturday.

About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has contributed more than $25.8 billion to programs that include property tax and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full- and part-time senior centers throughout the state.

The Pennsylvania Lottery reminds players to check every ticket, every time. Players must be 18 or older. Please play responsibly. For help with a gambling problem, call 1-800-848-1880.

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