Powerball Jackpot up to $85 Million for Saturday’s Drawing

SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – July 29, 2010) –  The estimated Powerball jackpot will hit $85 million for the drawing this Saturday, July 31.

Arizona Lottery retailers across the state are bracing for an influx of Powerball players purchasing their tickets in time for Saturday’s drawing. The current Powerball jackpot has rolled five times since returning to the starting $20 million jackpot July 14, after a $72 million Powerball prize was awarded to a single ticket holder in Florida from the July 10 drawing.

“The $85 million Powerball jackpot is great news for Arizona residents,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “It not only means a chance to win $85 million, but ticket sales will also generate increased funding for critical state programs.”

Powerball tickets for this week’s $85 million drawing can be purchased until 6:59 p.m. Saturday evening.

Drawings for Powerball are broadcast Wednesday and Saturday during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix and Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson.

Players can check their numbers by logging onto ArizonaLottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas. Players can also opt-in to receive winning number text alerts by texting “AZLOT” to 411247.

Players must be 21 years or older to purchase or redeem tickets. Overall odds vary by game. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, these materials may be made available in an alternate format. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT STEP. Please Play Responsibly. ™

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets-nearly $3 million per week-fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $3.9 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.3 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $500 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at www.ArizonaLottery.com, by visiting the Arizona Lottery Facebook fan page at www.Facebook.com/ArizonaLottery or by following Arizona Lottery on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AZLottery.

Contact:
Cindy Esquer
Arizona Lottery
(480) 921-4517

Jennifer Adler
E.B. Lane
(602) 417-1594

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