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August 18, 2017


Excitement Builds as POWERBALL® Jackpot Soars to $535 Million for Saturday’s Drawing

(DOVER, Del.) — The POWERBALL® jackpot has climbed to an estimated $535 million, making it the fifth-largest in game history. This is the first time that the POWERBALL® jackpot is above $500 million since the world-record jackpot of $1.568 billion in Jan. 2016. Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing, the national lottery game continues to roll ahead, pushing the jackpot prize even higher. The Delaware Lottery is joining other lotteries across the county in reminding customers to play responsibly.

“A prize of this magnitude is life-changing for the winner, and is creating an exciting buzz throughout the state,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “We are thrilled that the POWERBALL® continues to climb, but no matter the jackpot size, we always remind our players about responsible play—it’s important for consumers to know when to take breaks, not to spend beyond their means and, most importantly, to have fun.”

Saturday’s drawing could offer a single winner a cash payout of an impressive $340.1 million. According to Multi-State Lottery Association Officials, this is the 20th drawing since the POWERBALL® was last hit, on June 10 in California. In 2017, there have been four jackpot wins.

The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were 9, 15, 43, 60 and 64. The POWERBALL® number was 04, and the Power Play® number was 3x. 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 only publishes winner names with their consent.