Press Release

One Powerball Ticket Holder in Nebraska Wins $365 Million Jackpot
One Ticket Holder in Ardmore Wins $667,142

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – February 19, 2006 – One ticket holder in Nebraska won the $365 million Powerball jackpot for matching the six winning numbers from last night’s drawing. The winner will now have to decide between the $365 million jackpot, paid out in an annuity, and the lump sum cash option worth $177.3 million. The winner will have 60 days after the ticket is claimed to make that decision.


Saturday night’s winning Powerball numbers were 15-17-43-44-48, with Powerball number 29. The Power Play number was 4.


Oklahoma’s Powerball game produced eight prize winners of $10,000 or higher, including:

In addition to the record-setting grand prize that was won, the new Match 5 Bonus pool reached $19.6 million, giving each of last night’s 39 match 5 white ball winners an additional $467,142 cash bonus besides the normal prize of $200,000, plus any Power Play winnings.


The new Match 5 Bonus Prize pool, implemented in 2005, works this way:

“The growing jackpot helped ignite not only Powerball participation, but also helped to stimulate additional interest in our Pick 3 game,” said Scroggins. “This significant increase in our overall sales has resulted in nearly $8 million for education for our state in just the last
four weeks.”


The Wednesday, February 22 Powerball jackpot will be $15 million.


Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. (CST) and are telecast live on the lottery’s drawing stations – KOKH-Fox and KOCB-WB in Oklahoma City, and on KWBT-WB in Tulsa. Results are also available immediately after each drawing on the lottery’s official website at and are distributed to the media for television
and radio broadcast as well as printed daily in newspapers throughout the state.

Players can purchase Powerball tickets – and the optional Power Play multiplying feature – at lottery-contracted retail locations throughout the state until 7:59 p.m. (CST) on the night of the drawing.


All profits from the Oklahoma Lottery are used to support improvements and enhancements for educational purposes and programs at all levels – from Pre-Kindergarten to higher education.


For more information, please visit the Oklahoma State Lottery Commissions website at or call Marisa Schreiber at 405.840.3201.