Colorado Ticket Wins Powerball Jackpot

Aug 10, 14 Colorado Ticket Wins Powerball Jackpot

Aug. 10, 2014 – A single ticket sold in Colorado matched all six winning numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, winning an estimated $90 million jackpot.

The winning ticket was bought in Rifle, Colo.  When they come forward to claim their prize, the lucky winner or winners will have their choice between the full $90 million prize, paid out over 29 years, or the jackpot’s estimated $54 million cash value.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 3, 12, 31, 34, 51 and the Powerball was 24.  The Power Play multiplier drawn Saturday was 2x, so players who added the optional multiplier to their tickets and won a prize will receive twice the normal prize amount.

Along with the jackpot winner there were six other players who became millionaires Saturday night.  One lucky player from Maryland won the highest non-jackpot prize available, a $2 million Power Play second prize.

Five other winning tickets also matched all five white numbers to win second prizes Saturday, though none of those tickets had the Power Play option added.

One winner each from Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and New York won Powerball’s normal $1 million second prize.  The fifth of the new millionaires bought their ticket in California.

Lottery prizes there are paid on a pari-mutuel basis, so prize amounts can vary based on the total number of players and the number of winners.  Because of that pari-mutuel system, the second-prize winner in California will receive a second prize worth more than $7.6 million.

Along with the new millionaires made Saturday night, another 27 players were able to match five of the six winning numbers – four white numbers and the Powerball – to win third prizes.

Five of those winners had added the Power Play option to their tickets, so they’ll receive $20,000 prizes.  The other 22 winners will each receive Powerball’s normal $10,000 third prize.

In all, more than 443,000 Powerball players won one of the game’s nine prizes Saturday night, collectively raking in about $9.8 million in non-jackpot prizes, including more than $2.8 million won with Power Play.

Now that the jackpot has been won, Powerball’s top prize will reset to its starting point of $40 million, with a $24.4 million cash value.

While it may not be $90 million, $40 million is still a life-changing sum of money.  And, since less people tend to play when the jackpot resets, chances are better that if you do win, you’ll be the only player with a jackpot ticket.

So don’t miss out on your chance; pick up your tickets before it’s too late Wednesday.  For a state-by-state list of ticket sales cutoff times, read this post.

Good luck!

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Written by Matt Isaacs

Matt is the Editorial Manager for the LotteryHUB News Team. Matt graduated from Rutgers University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in May 2013

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