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DATE: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
CONTACT: Cara Sloan-Ramos (785) 296-5708
Million Dollar Powerball Ticket Claimed Anonymously
A Topeka resident who wished to remain anonymous claimed the $1
million cash prize yesterday and became Kansas' first Powerball
Match 5 million dollar prize winner under the game's new prize
structure. Prior to January 15, 2012, Powerball players who matched
all five white-ball numbers won $200,000, but, under recent game
enhancements, that prize is now worth $1 million.
Winning numbers in the April 4 drawing were 1-24-33-45-49 and
Powerball 6; the $1 million dollar winner matched the first five
The winning ticket was purchased at Dillon's 87, located at 5311
SW 22nd Place in Topeka.
Key features for the new Powerball game are starting jackpots
that doubled from $20 million to $40 million and a cash second
prize that quintupled from $200,000 to $1 million. The Power Play
option is still available for an extra $1 per play. Instead of
randomly multiplying prizes by two to five times, Power Play now
moves each prize level up by a set amount. The top prize of $1
million is doubled to $2 million and the $10,000 prize quadruples
to $40,000. All other prizes are also increased (with the exception
of the jackpot).
Powerball is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the U.S.
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