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July 26, 2016


“America’s Game” Rises to Estimated $422 Million

The Delaware Lottery Encourages the Community to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — The thrill for the POWERBALL® continues to climb along with the jackpot, with players having an opportunity to win an estimated annuity jackpot of $422 million ($291 million cash payout) this Wednesday night, July 27. The jackpot was reached after the Saturday, July 23 drawing, when no ticket sold matched all six numbers drawn: 5, 7, 23, 35 and 39—plus the POWERBALL® number (11) and the Power Play® number (2).

“Excitement and record-setting numbers are what drives the jackpot—it’s why people play,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “A good idea to play responsibly is to join a pool with friends or co-workers, and make sure to not overextend yourself.”

Wednesday night’s drawing will be the 23rd drawing since the most recent POWERBALL® grand prize winner on May 7, and will give players an opportunity to win the eighth-largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials. The Delaware Lottery joins lotteries across the country in encouraging people to play responsibly.

“Strong POWERBALL® sales mean more funding for vital and fundamental programs in the state of Delaware. As the POWERBALL® phenomenon continues, we hope we can experience an even more significant impact in our local communities and towns for years to come,” Kirk added.

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 1 in 24.9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

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.

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