spacer May 9, 2013

POWERBALL® JACKPOT SOARS TO $270 MILLLION
The Delaware Lottery Asks Players To Keep Responsible Play In Mind


Dover, DE - May 9, 2013 - With no grand prizewinner from Wednesday night’s drawing, the POWERBALL® jackpot soared from $222 million to a $270 million annuity jackpot with a cash prize option of $175.8 million. The winning numbers for the May 8 drawing were 21, 22, 26, 30 and 57, with a POWERBALL of 27.

Four players came just shy of winning the grand prize matching five of the winning numbers. A player from New Jersey won $1 million, and three players from Nebraska, Ohio and Pennsylvania won $2 million with the Power Play® option.

The Delaware Lottery joins other lotteries across the country in support of responsible play by emphasizing that the odds of winning a jackpot prize are 1-in-175 million and players should only spend what they can personally afford.

“We ask that players keep responsible play in mind, especially when jackpots soar to substantial amounts,” said Delaware Lottery Director Vernon Kirk. “We understand the excitement that high jackpots generate, but we ask players to keep the odds of winning the jackpot in mind and also to remember that it only takes one ticket to win.”

Both POWERBALL and MEGA MILLIONS® have seen huge jackpot swells within the last year, both reaching record-breaking jackpot status. Last November, POWERBALL reached $550 million making it the largest estimated annuity jackpot in the game’s history to date. MEGA MILLIONS reached a total of $656 million last March, and was the largest jackpot in world history to date.

The next drawing for POWERBALL will be held Saturday, May 11. Delaware Lottery officials are hoping for a big win in Delaware. In April of this year, a 55-year-old man from Delaware City became a millionaire playing POWERBALL.

 

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.1 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, HOT LOTTO®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, DELAWARE CASH 5®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery's office in Dover.

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The Delaware Lottery only publishes winner names with their consent.

About POWERBALL®:
Powerball® drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:59 p.m. Central Time, 8:59 p.m. Mountain Time and 7:59 p.m. Pacific Time. For more information about Powerball® please visit www.powerball.com.

The 44 U.S. lotteries where Powerball® is available are: Arizona Lottery, Arkansas Lottery, Colorado Lottery, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, D.C. Lottery & CGCB, Delaware State Lottery, Florida Lottery, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Hoosier Lottery, Idaho Lottery, Illinois Lottery, Iowa Lottery, Kansas Lottery, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Maine Lottery, Maryland Lott, Massachusetts Lottery, Michigan Lottery, Minnesota State Lottery, Missouri Lottery, Montana Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, New Jersey Lottery, New Mexico Lottery Authority, New York Lottery, North Carolina Education Lottery, North Dakota Lottery, Ohio Lottery, Oklahoma Lottery, Oregon Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, South Carolina Education Lottery, South Dakota Lottery, Tennessee Education Lottery, Texas Lottery, U.S. Virgin Islands Lottery, Vermont Lottery, Virginia Lottery, Washington Lottery, Wisconsin Lottery and the West Virginia Lottery. Powerball® is owned by the Multi-State Lottery Association which is a government-benefit, non-profit association owned and operated by 33 member lotteries. MUSL currently coordinates six multi-state games in the United States.
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