January 27, 2013
Fort Wayne retailer sells Powerball ticket worth $40,000 Wednesday's estimated jackpot swells to $151 million
INDIANAPOLIS - One Powerball ticket purchased at a retailer in Fort Wayne matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number in last night's drawing and is worth $40,000 as a result.
The winning ticket was purchased at Meijer at 5909 Illinois Road in Fort Wayne.
The holder of the ticket added the Power Play option for an extra dollar which increased the standard $10,000 prize to $40,000.
The winning Powerball numbers last night were: 3-22-26-41-49 PB:18. No one nationwide matched all six numbers, which has allowed Wednesday's Powerball jackpot to grow to an estimated $151 million.
The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize net income for the state in a socially-responsible manner. In fiscal year 2012, the Hoosier Lottery generated $211 million in surplus revenue which was used to significantly reduce the motor vehicle excise tax for all Hoosier drivers and also supported the pension funds for retired Indiana teachers, police and firefighters. Player prizes for the fiscal year totaled $533 million and $60 million was earned by Indiana retailers on the sale of Hoosier Lottery products.
Since its inception in 1989, the Hoosier Lottery has produced more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $4.2 billion for the citizens of Indiana, $1 billion in commissions and bonuses for participating Indiana retailers, and has paid out more than $8.9 billion in player prizes.