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2017 Press Releases

June 5, 2017


Wednesday’s POWERBALL® Jackpot Jumps to an Estimated $375 Million

The Delaware Lottery Encourages the Community to Play Responsibly

(DOVER, DE) — With no POWERBALL® jackpot winner from the Saturday, June 3 drawing, the estimated annuity jackpot has now reached $375 million—the 12th-largest jackpot in the game’s history, according to Multi-State Lottery Association officials. Wednesday’s jackpot could offer a single winner a cash payout of an impressive $234.5 million. As players from across the state have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the jackpot, the Delaware Lottery joins other lotteries across the nation in reminding customers to play responsibly.

“When jackpots reach hundreds of millions of dollars, there is greater excitement, thrill and desire of people to play,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “While we anticipate that our Retailers will be busy and sales will be brisk, we encourage our players to play responsibly and spend only what they can personally afford.”

Wednesday’s drawing will be the 19th roll in the current draw cycle that started on April 5. The last POWERBALL® jackpot ($60.1 million) was won on April 1, 2017, and claimed in Arizona.

“We always remind players of the most important goals of the Lottery: to give people a means for fun and to generate dollars for vital programs in our community,” added Kirk.

The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 3, 9, 21, 41 and 54. The POWERBALL® number was 25, and the Power Play® number was 4. POWERBALL® 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 $4.7 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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The Delaware Lottery publishes winner names only with their consent.