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Powerball Jackpot Grows to $221 Million

Washington’s Lottery Imagines What Washingtonians Could Do If They Won

OLYMPIA, WA: On Wednesday, June 4, the Powerball jackpot grew to $221 million. That’s enough money to throw a cupcake party for everyone in Washington State to kick-off the summer—14,733,333 dozen total, or two-dozen per person, to be exact ($15 per dozen).

The next drawing will take place on Saturday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. PST. Washington's Lottery has imagined some summer vacations Washingtonians can dream about taking if they won the $221 million jackpot.

  • Buy a round-trip flight to Paris and a week’s stay in a luxurious French hotel ($2,050 combined), for the population of Kennewick and University Place (approx. 107,533 combined).
  • Or, buy a water jetpack, new swim gear and a pair of nice sunglasses for a day at the beach (up to $12,247) for a population the size of Battle Ground (approx. 18,044).
  • Or, buy a brand-new motorcycle and enough fuel, lodging and food for an epic cross-state trip (up to $15,000) for all residents of Cheney and Deer Park (approx. 14,722 combined).

Powerball tickets for Saturday’s $221 million drawing are available for purchase at Washington’s Lottery retail locations until 6:45 p.m. PST that same evening. You can find Washington’s Lottery retail locations here.

Powerball is a multi-state jackpot game. If someone in Washington State wins the Powerball jackpot, others in Washington benefit, too. For example, if this Saturday’s Powerball jackpot winner is from Washington, the retail location that sold the ticket will receive a $50,000 selling bonus.

Proceeds from Washington's Lottery benefit the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account, providing scholarships to college students statewide. To learn more about Washington's Lottery, its beneficiaries and to review all up-to-date winning numbers, please visit walottery.com.

 

WASHINGTON'S LOTTERY: Since 1982, Washington's Lottery has generated more than $3 billion to support important state programs including the Washington Opportunity Pathways Account. Money in the Pathways Account goes toward helping students achieve their higher education dreams and supports early childhood education learning programs. The state's Lottery offers consumers several types of games: Mega Millions, Powerball, Lotto, Hit 5, Match 4, The Daily Game, Daily Keno and Scratch. For more information, visit walottery.com or join our online community on Facebook at facebook.com/walottery and follow us on Twitter @walottery.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Jennifer Carroll

(Curator on behalf of Washington's Lottery)
Office: (206) 454-3703
Cell: (206) 226-5237
E-mail: jennifer.carroll@curatorpr.com