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Colorado lottery jackpot climbs; Powerball tops $25 million for Saturday drawing

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – The Lotto jackpot was expected to grow to an estimated $2.7 million for Saturday since the midweek drawing went off without a grand prize winner, the Colorado Lottery said.

The winning numbers Wednesday were 6-7-8-13-23-and-35.

Tickets matching all six numbers would have won or shared the jackpot worth nearly $2.54 million.

Lottery officials said four tickets matched five numbers to win $1,798 each, while 714 tickets matched four numbers to win $37 apiece. Another 10,117 tickets matched three numbers to win $3 each.

Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Meanwhile the Powerball jackpot was expected to grow to an estimated $25 million for Saturday since no one matched all six of the numbers in the midweek drawing, the Multi-State Lottery Association said.

The winning numbers on Wednesday were 5, 14, 38, 39 and 52. The Powerball was 6 and the Power Play number was 3.

Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $20 million jackpot.

A Power Play ticket sold in Tennessee matched the first five numbers only to win $1 million. The top prize in Colorado was $10,000 for a ticket that matched the Powerball, plus four of the other numbers, Colorado Lottery officials said.

Powerball was created in 1992 and launched in Colorado in 2001.

The game is now played in 31 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

On the Net:

Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.musl.com

Powerball: http://www.powerball.com

Colorado Lottery: http://www.coloradolottery.com


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