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July 22, 2016


As Summer Temperatures Climb, POWERBALL® Jackpot Soars to $390 Million

The Delaware Lottery Encourages the Community to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — This Saturday, July 23, POWERBALL® players will have an opportunity to win the eighth-largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials. The new POWERBALL® estimated annuity jackpot of $390 million was reached after the Wednesday, July 20 drawing, which was the 21st drawing with no jackpot winner.

With summer temperatures heating up for the weekend, Saturday’s $390 million jackpot drawing could offer a single winner a cash payout of $270.5 million. The Delaware Lottery joins lotteries across the country in encouraging people to play responsibly.

“If everyone plays within their means and spends only what they can reasonably afford, this can be a fun experience with powerful outcomes for everyone.” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “The Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue for vital programs in the state of Delaware, and jackpots like these help us achieve this.”

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were 6, 25, 35, 58 and 66. The POWERBALL® number was 5, and the Power Play® number was 2. Although the jackpot remains, more than 1 million players have won more than $9.5 million in cash prizes. The overall odds of winning any POWERBALL® prize are more than 292 million to 1.

Tickets sell for $2 per game; the Power Play® option POWERBALL® costs $1 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, West Virginia Lottery, Wisconsin Lottery and Wyoming 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.

Winner privacy is our policy.
The Delaware Lottery publishes winner names only with their consent.