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July 29, 2016


POWERBALL® Rolls to Fifth-Largest Jackpot—$478 Million

The Delaware Lottery Encourages the Community to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — The excitement for the POWERBALL® continues to climb along with the jackpot, with players having an opportunity to win an estimated annuity jackpot of $478 million ($330.6 million cash payout) this Saturday night, July 30. The jackpot was reached after the Wednesday, July 27 drawing, when no ticket sold matched all six numbers drawn: 10, 47, 50, 65 and 68—plus the POWERBALL® number (24) and the Power Play® number (2).

Saturday night’s drawing will be the 24th drawing since the most recent POWERBALL® grand prize was won on May 7, and will give players an opportunity to win the fifth-largest jackpot in the game’s history and the eighth-largest jackpot in North America, according to Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials. The Delaware Lottery joins lotteries across the country in encouraging people to play responsibly.

“As POWERBALL® mania sweeps through the nation, the Delaware Lottery wants to remind players that games are designed to be fun, low-cost forms of entertainment, with the added benefit of helping to support state services,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “We encourage friendly competition, but also to set a personal limit—so you aren’t chasing your losses.”

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 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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