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August 21, 2017


POWERBALL® Jackpot Now Stands at $650 Million, Second-Largest Jackpot in Game History

(DOVER, Del.) — POWERBALL® players will have an opportunity to win the second-largest jackpot in POWERBALL® game history this Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, according to Multi-State Lottery Association officials. The new POWERBALL® jackpot of $650 million was reached after the Saturday, Aug. 19 drawing, marking the 20th roll with no jackpot winner. If the jackpot is won this Wednesday, the winner could opt for a cash option payout of $411.7 million.

With such extraordinary payout potential, the Delaware Lottery is joining other lotteries across the country in encouraging people to play responsibly.

“It’s easy to get swept up in dreaming that you could win the life-changing jackpot,” said Vernon Kirk, director of the Delaware Lottery. “While we encourage our players to have fun and dream big, it’s extremely important to be mindful when playing, by not overextending yourself and playing within your means. A great way to play responsibly is to pool your ticket purchases with friends or family members, and then you can all enjoy the thrill together.”

The overall odds of winning a POWERBALL® jackpot are one in 290 million. The last jackpot, for $447.8 million, was won on June 10, 2017, in California.

The winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing were 17, 19, 39, 43 and 68. The POWERBALL® number was 13, and the Power Play® number was 4x. 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.