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January 7, 2016


Saturday’s POWERBALL® Jackpot Climbs to Record High, $700 Million

The Delaware Lottery Encourages Players to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — With no POWERBALL® jackpot winner from the Wednesday, January 6, drawing, the jackpot has reached an estimated annuity jackpot of $700 million—a new record for POWERBALL® and the largest jackpot of any Lottery game in U.S. history, according to Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials.

If the $700 million jackpot is won this Saturday, the winner could opt for a cash option payout of $428.4 million. This is the 19th drawing since the most recent POWERBALL® grand prize winner on November 4, 2015.

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s non-winning jackpot drawing were 2, 11, 47, 62 and 63. The POWERBALL® number was 17 and the Power Play® number was 3. Although the jackpot remains, more than seven million players won more than $65.9 million in cash prizes.

“When jackpots grow to record sizes, we ask players to remember the most important goals of the Delaware Lottery—to provide a form entertainment and to generate dollars for vital programs in our state,” said Vernon Kirk, Director, Delaware Lottery.

The Delaware Lottery joins other lotteries across the country in support of responsible play by emphasizing that the odds of winning a POWERBALL® jackpot prize are 1 in 292 million. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 25. Nationally, POWERBALL® has produced 316 second-tier winners of $1 million or $2 million in the past year.

“People are naturally drawn by the thrill of winning a jackpot of this magnitude,” adds Kirk. “We strongly remind players to spend only what they can afford and to play within their means.”

POWERBALL® tickets sell for $2 per game, and with the Power Play® option POWERBALL® costs $3 per game.

About the Delaware Lottery

Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed more than $4.5 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, LUCKY FOR LIFE™, 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, at licensed locations and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.


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

The 47 U.S. lotteries where POWERBALL® is available are: Arizona Lottery, Arkansas Lottery, California 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, Loteria Electronica de Puerto Rico, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Maine Lottery, Maryland Lottery, 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, Wyoming Lottery, and the West Virginia Lottery. POWERBALL® is owned by the Multi-State Lottery Association, which is a government-benefit, nonprofit association owned and operated by 37 member lotteries.

POWERBALL® and Power Play® are registered trademarks of the Multi-State Lottery Association.

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