Powerball tops $100 million again

Posted: June 25, 2007

It was officially still winter the last time the Powerball jackpot topped $100 million.

Saturday's drawing, however, continued a monthlong streak without a grand-prize winner.

As a result, Wednesday's jackpot will be worth $103 million - if taken in yearly installments - or $45.8 million for the give-it-to-me-now cash option.

Not counting Uncle Sam's cut, of course.

The numbers that popped up Saturday were 14, 15, 27, 43 and 53, with a Powerball of 28.

Only four tickets matched the first five to earn $200,000. Wisconsin sold two, Kentucky and Minnesota one each.

Tickets are sold in Pennsylvania, Delaware and a couple dozen other states.

Mega Millions, the other major multistate lottery, has a $78 million windfall up for grabs tomorrow night. The pretax cash payout is an estimated $43.8 million.

The May 11 drawing had a $112 million jackpot that was won by a California ticket.

Mega Millions is played in a dozen states, including New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

For more information, go to www.powerball.com or www.megamillions.com.

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