Powerball Jackpot More than $120 Million
DENVER – Still searching for a Christmas gift for that special someone? Buy a ticket for Saturday’s Powerball drawing and they might have $122 million reasons to thank you. Since no one won last night’s $110 million jackpot, the game’s top prize will rise to more than $120 million for the Dec. 26th drawing. The winning ticket will be worth an estimated $61 million in cash.
No one has won Powerball since November 21st, when one ticket holder in Oklahoma matched all six numbers to earn a $32.8 million jackpot. Colorado has had one jackpot winner since it joined the game in 2001. The SEEP Financial Group won $20 million in October, 2007. The state has fared well in second-tier prizes, producing six $1 million winners in 2009 alone.
If no one wins the big prize Saturday, the jackpot is expected to rise to $145 million for the Dec. 30th drawing.
Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games – Powerball, Cash 5, Scratch, and Lotto - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2 billion to the state of Colorado over the last 26 years. 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.
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