POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $212 MILLION

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POWERBALL JACKPOT CLIMBS TO $212 MILLION

DENVER, August 6, 2012– The jackpot for Wednesday night's multi-state Powerball drawing is up to $212 million! The winning ticket will be worth an estimated $142.9 million in cash. 

One lucky ticket sold in Edwards, Colo., matched 5 of 5 numbers in last Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing to win $1 million. If the player had opted for the Power Play option for an extra $1 the ticket would be worth $2 million. The ticket was purchased at Edwards Station, 0436 Edwards Access Road in Edwards, Colo.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. MST. Powerball is a multi-state game with a starting jackpot of $40 million and other prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million. To play, consumers choose five numbers from 1 to 59 and one Powerball number from 1 to 35. Players that match five numbers and the Powerball win the jackpot. Players can also opt to spend an extra $1 for a Power Play option, which gives players a chance to win $2 million cash on the match 5 prize and increases the lower-tier prize amounts. 

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Mega Millions, Cash 5, Scratch, Lotto and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.4 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.

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August 6, 2012
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