Lower-prize Powerball winners didn't make out too badly

Lower-prize Powerball winners didn't make out too badly

(WAFF) - No one picked all six numbers to win the nearly $950 million Powerball jackpot Saturday, pushing the Jan. 13 draw to a jaw-dropping $1.3 billion.

However, as seasoned lottery players know, you could still win something with certain lower combinations of matching numbers.

According to Powerball's website, six players who got their tickets from the Tennessee Lottery matched four of the main numbers plus the Powerball, earning them a $50,000 check.

Of those, only one player paid the extra dollar to go for the Power Play - a multiplier. Saturday's Power Play was a 3, meaning that one person's payout tripled to $150,000.

No Tennessee tickets matched the five standard numbers to win a $1 million prize, though players in 14 other states did.

The remaining prizes to be paid out are as follows:

  • 201 people matched 4 numbers = $100 (49 win $300 with the Power Play)
  • 488 matched 3 + Powerball = $100 (157 win $300 with the Power Play)
  • 12,363 matched 3 = $7 (3,797 win $21 with the Power Play)
  • 10,379 matched 2 + Powerball = $7 (3,291 win $21 with the Power Play)
  • 79,902 matched 1 + Powerball = $4 (25,122 win $12 with the Power Play)
  • 192,103 matched Powerball only = $4 (59,798 win $12 with the Power Play)

In all, more than $159 million in non-jackpot prizes were won in Saturday's drawing.

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