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Breaking News: Early Details Of Powerball® Results In Iowa

Further Details Will Be Available Sunday

CLIVE, Iowa – Early details show that Iowa Lottery players won nearly 50,000 prizes in Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing, and the game's giant top prize ended up being even higher than the latest estimates leading into the drawing.

The Iowa winners included one ticket that came within one number of having at least a share of the jackpot. Strong sales nationwide pushed Saturday's jackpot to $541.9 million annuity, or $343.2 million lump-sum option. Full details, including the locations where the big winning tickets were sold in Iowa and whether there was a jackpot winner nationwide, will be available Sunday.

Here is an initial look at Saturday's drawing and its Iowa results:

  • A total of 49,710 plays purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 up to $50,000. One ticket purchased in Iowa matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize.
  • The winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing were: 17-19-39-43-68 and Powerball 13. The Power Play® number was 4. Complete overall results for the drawing were not yet available late Saturday, as some lotteries in the game were still processing records to determine their in-state results.
  • Iowa Lottery players bought nearly $2.7 million in Powerball tickets for Saturday's drawing, including more than $1.4 million in tickets on Saturday alone.
  • The odds of winning the jackpot in Powerball are about 1 in 292.2 million because there are about 292.2 million ways you can combine the numbers in the game to make a play. By tracking sales, lottery officials can estimate how many of the possible combinations have been purchased for a particular drawing. About 32 percent of all the possible combinations were purchased in Saturday's drawing.

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