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Arkansans have won millions playing Powerball

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(KATV, Source: ASL) As if $425 or $500 Million isn't enough, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) announced this morning that Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot has jumped to $550 Million.  When the jackpot rolled last Saturday, the Lottery publicized a $425 Million jackpot for Wednesday.  Yesterday, it was raised to $500 Million. 

This morning, after consultation with Powerball officials, it was revealed that heavy sales have pushed more dollars into the prize pool, increasing the jackpot to $550 Million.  Even at $425 Million and certainly at $500 Million, this jackpot was the largest in Powerball history. 

In January 2010, there was a $25 million dollar Arkansas Powerball jackpot winner. According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, in three years there have been a lot of big winners who received life-changing amounts, including:

Five $1,000,0000 winners       $ 5,000,000
Nine $200,0000 winners         $  1,800,000
Two $100,000 winners            $     200,000
Ten $50,000 winners               $     500,000
Twenty-two $40,000 winners  $     880,000

Eight $30,000 winners             $    240,000

Nine $20,000 winners              $    180,000

Fifty-six $10,000 winners         $    560,000

$9,360,000 +  $25,000,000 = $34,360,000  in Arkansas

A spokesperson for ASL says that does not count the millions of dollars of lower tier Powerball Prize winners.

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