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Powerball Jackpot Rises to $221 million


Special to the Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- As temperatures rise in Kansas, so does the multi-state Powerball jackpot. After no tickets matched all numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, Kansas Lottery players have a chance at winning an estimated Powerball jackpot worth $221 million, with a cash option of $132.1 million in the Saturday drawing.

Powerball isn't the only game offering a multimillion-dollar jackpot this weekend. The estimated jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing is $45 million, with a cash option of $25.9 million.

The Hot Lotto jackpot also continues to rise. The estimated jackpot for Saturday night's drawing is $7.55 million. Hot Lotto offers a cash jackpot paid in one lump sum, with state and federal income withholding taxes being paid on the jackpot prize.

The estimated Super Kansas Cash jackpot for Saturday night's drawing is $140,000. Super Kansas Cash is a Kansas-only game with jackpots also being paid in one lump sum.

For more information on games, promotions, winning numbers, and unclaimed prizes, or to join the free Kansas Lottery Players Club, visit www.kslottery.com.