Powerball Powered Up to More than $200 Million for Weekend!

By Kansas Lottery
January 23, 2015

Kansas Lottery players can beat the winter blahs with an exciting Powerball jackpot of $230 million up for grabs in Saturday’s drawing. The top prize, less taxes, can be paid over 30 years, or in a one-time, lump sum of an estimated $157.8 million, less taxes.

Powerball tickets are $2 per wager and are available at 1,800 Kansas Lottery retailers throughout the state. Players are reminded to always check their tickets after the drawing. In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other ways to win prizes, ranging from $4 to $1 million. If players add the Power Play option for an additional $1, they can multiply their non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5, up to $2 million.

The Kansas Lottery has created 22 Powerball winners of $1 million or more, plus 8 Lotto America jackpot winners before that game was changed to Powerball. One third of a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has also been claimed in Kansas.  

A ticket sold in Illinois hit a $270 million Mega Millions jackpot January 20, returning the Mega Millions jackpot to an estimated $20 million ($13.4 million cash option) for tonight’s drawing.

The Kansas-only Super Kansas Cash game offers players a $1.515 million jackpot in tomorrow night’s drawing, and the Hot Lotto jackpot is an estimated $3.93 million for Saturday. Both jackpots are paid in a single cash lump sum.