Louisiana Players Win More Than $2 Million in Prizes from the Aug. 25 Powerball Drawing
Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson reminded Powerball players not to throw away their tickets from last Saturday's drawing before checking their value. Although the jackpot winning ticket was sold in Indiana, Louisiana players won more than $2 million in prizes from that drawing.
Three of those winning tickets matched all five white ball numbers but missed the red Powerball number. Purchased at Kroger Store #539 on Youree Drive in Shreveport and Fil A Sak on Martin Luther King Drive in Monroe, two of those winning tickets included the Power Play option, which multiplied the usual $200,000 prize by three for a total prize of $600,000 each. For an additional $1 per play, players can add the Power Play option to their Powerball ticket to multiply any non-jackpot winnings up to five times, depending upon the Power Play number selected during the drawing. The non-Power Play winning match-5 ticket was purchased at Delta Discount in Delta and is worth $200,000.
Six other winning tickets matched four of the five white ball numbers plus the red Powerball number to win $10,000 each. Those tickets were purchased in Bastrop, Baton Rouge, Deridder, Zachary, Slidell and Gretna.
The winning numbers for the Aug. 25 drawing were 2-8-23-29-35 and the Powerball was 19. The Power Play was 3. Prize-winning matching combinations can be found in the "How To Win" prize chart, near the bottom of the Powerball page. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.
Saturday's estimated annuitized jackpot of $300 million was the fourth largest in Powerball history. There have been 10 Louisiana Powerball jackpot winners, the most recent in September 2006. Since joining the multi-state game in March 1995, Louisiana ranks fifth among the 31 Powerball jurisdictional lotteries for the highest number of jackpot winning tickets sold. Louisiana accounts for approximately 4 percent of all Powerball sales.
Players must be at least 21 to purchase a Lottery ticket. The Lottery encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867.