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January 11, 2016


Wednesday’s POWERBALL® Jackpot Reaches New Record — $1.4 Billion

The Delaware Lottery Encourages the Community to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — With no POWERBALL® jackpot winner from the Saturday, January 9, drawing, the jackpot has reached an estimated annuity of $1.4 billion—a new world record for any Lottery jackpot game that can be won with a single ticket, according to Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials.

If the $1.4 billion jackpot is won this Wednesday, the winner could opt for a cash option payout of $868 million. This is the 20th drawing since the most recent POWERBALL® grand prize winner on November 4, 2015.

“With a jackpot of this magnitude, we strongly encourage players to spend only what they can personally afford,” said Vernon Kirk, Director, Delaware Lottery. “A good idea to play responsibly is to join a pool with friends or coworkers.”

The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 16, 19, 32, 34 and 57. The POWERBALL® number was 13 and the Power Play® number was 3. Although the jackpot remains, more than 18 million players won more than $159.1 million in cash prizes. The overall odds of winning a POWERBALL® jackpot prize are 1 in 292 million and the odds of winning any POWERBALL® prize are 1 in 25. In the past year on a national level, POWERBALL® has produced 316 second-tier winners of $1 million or $2 million.

“It’s an exciting time for lotteries across the country as a jackpot of this size can generate substantial revenue for state services,” Kirk added.

Saturday’s drawing generated approximately $372 million for the various beneficiaries supported by Lottery revenue.

Wednesday’s POWERBALL® drawing will be broadcast live from Tallahassee, Florida at 10:59 PM Eastern Time. Tickets sell for $2 per game; 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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