August 6, 2013
PowerBall® Jackpot Jumps to $425 Million
$40,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® Winners
The PowerBall® jackpot has just jumped from $400 million to an estimated $425 million for Wednesday's drawing. The cash option is an estimated $244.7 million. This would be the third largest jackpot won in PowerBall® history. Tickets can be purchased up until 9:50pm tomorrow night.
The $40,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket from the July 27 drawing was claimed this afternoon. The prize was split between two gentlemen, one from Somerset, MA and the other from Warren, RI. The winning ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall® number, for a standard payout of $10,000. However, they added the Power Play® feature for an extra dollar which increased the prize to $40,000. Both stated they plan to go on a vacation. The winning ticket was purchased from Colbea Enterprises, 2200 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence.
The $40,000 PowerBall® PowerPlay® ticket purchased from Saturday's drawing remains unclaimed. That ticket was purchased from Hess Express, 346 Providence St., West Warwick.