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Details Of Saturday's Powerball® Results In Iowa

$50,000-Winning Ticket Purchased In Cedar Rapids

CLIVE, Iowa – No one won the jackpot in Saturday's giant Powerball drawing, pushing the prize even further up. The jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is initially estimated at $650 million annuity, $411.7 million lump-sum option. That is the second-largest prize in the history of the Powerball game and the third-largest jackpot ever offered in North America. If strong sales continue as we have seen in recent days, it is likely that the jackpot estimate will be increased before Wednesday's drawing.

SATURDAY'S IOWA RESULTS

Iowa Lottery players won nearly 50,000 prizes in Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing, including one ticket that came within one number of having at least a share of the jackpot. Strong sales nationwide had pushed Saturday's jackpot to $541.9 million annuity, or $343.2 million lump-sum option.

A total of 49,710 plays purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $4 up to $50,000 in Saturday's drawing. The $50,000-winning ticket was purchased at Hy-Vee, 5050 Edgewood Rd. in Cedar Rapids. It matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball.

The winning numbers in Saturday's Powerball jackpot drawing were: 17-19-39-43-68 and Powerball 13. The Power Play® number was 4.

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.

PLEASE PLAY RESPONSIBLY

With the jackpot continuing its big run, the Iowa Lottery continues to urge the public to play responsibly. "You've seen us say this many times, and we really mean it," said Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. "It only takes one ticket to win. Have fun playing Powerball, but play within your means and don't get in over your head. The fun of our games is that you can do a lot of dreaming for just a few dollars."

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