One Ticket Sold in New Hampshire Wins $135.6 Million Powerball Jackpot; One PA Powerball Ticket Matches Five-of-Five for $100,000 Prize

One Ticket Sold in New Hampshire Wins $135.6 Million Powerball Jackpot; One PA Powerball Ticket Matches Five-of-Five for $100,000 Prize

Business Editors

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 2, 2003

A ticket purchased in New Hampshire won the Aug. 30, 2003, Powerball(R) jackpot by matching all five white balls, 09-35-36-41-49, plus the red Powerball(R), 33. The PowerPlay(R) number was 3. Once the prize is claimed, the New Hampshire winner will choose between the $135.6 million annuity and the cash value of the prize, $70,827,221.85. One match-five ticket sold in Pennsylvania for Saturday’s drawing won a $100,000 second-tier prize.

The estimated Powerball(R) annuity jackpot returns to $10 million for the Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, drawing. A single cash option winner of this Wednesday’s drawing could take home an estimated $5.2 million prize.

In Pennsylvania, there were 118,085 winning plays sold for the Aug. 30 Powerball(R) drawing, including 19,941 purchased with the PowerPlay(R) option. Each winning PowerPlay(R) ticket for Saturday’s drawing receives three times the standard cash prize for its respective category. In Pennsylvania, Powerball(R) players who “powered up” with PowerPlay(R) for the Aug. 30, 2003, drawing received total additional winnings of $189,692.

The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only state Lottery that designates all of its proceeds to benefit older citizens. Since its inception 31 years ago, the Lottery has contributed $13 billion to programs that have expanded to include property tax and rent rebates, free and reduced fare transit for older Pennsylvanians, a co-pay prescription drug program (PACE and PACENET) and the 52 Area Agencies on Aging, including 650 full- and part-time senior centers, located throughout Pennsylvania. Players must be 18 years of age or older.

For additional information about the Pennsylvania Lottery, visit the Lottery’s Web site at www.palottery.com.

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