They only had 19 4 + 1 number winners and 3 more 4 + 1 winners with Powerplay.
What a great week for the people who run the lottery.
2 winners of $200,000
19 winners of $10,000
3 winners of $100,000
That means they only had to pay out $890,000 in top tier prizes. Not even $1 million total. But hey it's America's game and each week they set a new roll record. I'm sure the good folks at Powerball would like to thank to all the people who "wisely" purchased Powerplay (including me) just as soon as they get back from cashing their bonus checks at the bank.
Great for them is the fact most people can't distinguish between an annuity that gives 47% cash from one that pays 58% cash. The fact that MUSL keeps focusing on the second place prize just proves they aren't much smarter.