POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $200 MILLION

POWERBALL JACKPOT REACHES $200 MILLION

DENVER, May 31, 2011 – Since Saturday’s Powerball jackpot was not won, the game’s top prize has climbed to $200 million. The current jackpot is worth $105.2 million in cash.

Some other interesting Powerball facts:
• Wednesday’s drawing is the 11th in the current jackpot run
• Powerball sales for Saturday’s drawing totaled $1,038,007 in Colorado
• The most frequently drawn Powerballs are 23 and 15.
• The largest Powerball jackpot on record - $365 million – was won by eight meatpackers from Nebraska on Feb. 18, 2006.
• Colorado’s only Powerball winner - the SEEP Financial Group - won $20 million in October, 2007.

Powerball is Colorado’s largest jackpot game. Jackpots start at $20 million and climb until someone wins. If no one wins Wednesday’s $200 million jackpot, the jackpot is expected to grow to $240 million for the drawing on Saturday, June 4.

More than thirty cents of every dollar spent on Powerball goes to support the Colorado Lottery’s proceeds partners: Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks.  Through those partners, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, expanded parks, precious open space and wildlife protection.  The Lottery has returned more than $2 billion to the state of Colorado since 1983, including $112.9 million in Fiscal Year 2010.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  
Heather Black
PHONE 303.759.6872  | CELL 303.945.9724
Heather.black@lottery.state.co.us

May 31, 2011
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