Indy woman joins growing ranks of Powerball winners

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Rhonda Virden

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 13, 2016) – When Rhonda Virden of Indianapolis claimed a $100,000 Powerball with Power Play prize at Hoosier Lottery headquarters on April 4, she became the 35th Powerball player in Indiana to claim a prize of $50,000 or more in 2016.

Thirty-four winners in 23 counties claimed prizes ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 while one lucky player in Terre Haute snagged a $1 million prize.

While enhancements to the Powerball game in October 2015 extended the odds of winning the jackpot (now 1 in more than 292 million), they improved the overall odds (now 1 in 25) and boosted the non-jackpot prize structure. The changes have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of non-jackpot wins of $50,000 or more.

Wednesday night’s jackpot is $184 million.