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$85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th

PowerballPowerball: $85.7M Powerball lottery jackpot is Lousiana's 14th

By Todd Northrop

BATON ROUGE, La. — One ticket purchased in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, won the $85.7 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the second-largest single amount won in Louisiana Lottery history.

This latest winning ticket brings the total number of Powerball jackpot winning tickets sold in Louisiana to 14 since the Lottery joined the multi-state game in 1995. The last time a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Baton Rouge was February 2005.

The winning ticket was sold at Circle K #1905, 9110 Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge. The store will receive a one-time bonus of $25,000 or 1 percent of Louisiana's contribution to the jackpot's funding, whichever is greater, for selling the winning ticket.

"We are obviously eager to welcome the Louisiana Lottery's latest millionaire when he or she claims the prize at our Baton Rouge headquarters," said Lottery President Rose Hudson. "In the meantime, however, we recommend that the winner treat the ticket as cash and sign the back of it for security purposes. It is also a good idea for all winners of substantial prizes, like this one, to seek professional financial advice prior to claiming their prize."

The holder of Saturday's jackpot-winning ticket has 180 days after the date of the drawing in which to claim the $85.7 million prize, which is subject to federal and state withholding taxes.

In addition to the jackpot won in Louisiana Saturday, three lucky players from Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 cash prize.  None of those winners purchased the Power Play option for $1, which would have increased their prizes to $1 million.

The largest Powerball jackpot won in Louisiana was a $97 million prize claimed by Carl Hunter of Metairie from a drawing in January 2008. The Powerball jackpot was last won in Louisiana on May 31, 2008, by Emelia Delgado of Kenner.

The winning numbers for the July 31 drawing were 1-16-17-41-57 and the Powerball was 15.

"Saturday was a lucky night for Louisiana Lottery players," added Hudson. "In addition to the Powerball jackpot prize, the $210,000 Easy 5 jackpot was hit in Metairie."

According to the Lottery, the advertised Powerball jackpot represents an estimate of the annuity prize amount, which is paid in 30 graduated installments that increase by 4 percent each year. The first installment is paid at the time the prize is claimed. Winners also have the option to take a one-time lump sum payment equal to the cash value of the jackpot prize pool, which is $45,770,486 for the July 31 drawing. The winner has up to 60 days after claiming the prize to decide on the prize payment option.

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Posted: August 2, 2010, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

I hope it was one of the fishermen!!! They really need the luck over there good for them!!!

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    Posted: August 2, 2010, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

    I hope it was one of the fishermen!!! They really need the luck over there good for them!!!

    I Agree!

    If it is a fisherman, business owner, etc. we will probably see this story on the evening world news.

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      Posted: August 2, 2010, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats !

      I want to see the headline that Pennsylvania gets it's first Mega Millions Jackpot ....... sold at the store I purchase my tickets ....... with my name and town only !

      US FlagWe the People ........ Not We the Politicians !

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        Posted: August 3, 2010, 2:53 am - IP Logged

        PartyCongrats to the winner(s)..........

        On another note does anybody know what it means to find a cicada and what to do?

        Thanks.

        "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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          Posted: August 3, 2010, 4:05 am - IP Logged

          PartyCongrats to the winner(s)..........

          On another note does anybody know what it means to find a cicada and what to do?

          Thanks.

          Kill it.

          Them things on the hi-way at 70 mph on a motorsycle are like catchin a beer bottle flat in the face.

          They're even worse if they hit ya in the teeth cuz they're full of some kind of yeller pus, like squeezins from an infected boil and ya can't keep it from filterin through your teeth at that speed and ya wind up swallerin most of it afore ya can commence to stop. It's real nasty lookin when it runs down your beard and dries up and stays there too. I had a restaurant say I couldn't come in one time cuzza that. I still had a couple live ones in there I didn't know about though. They musta come crawlin out when I was talkin to the hostess.

          Kill it!


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: August 3, 2010, 9:31 am - IP Logged

            ..depends on whether or not the thing was in its shell....or out.

            Confused

            In it, don't play anything today..

            out of it, try a triple.

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              Posted: August 4, 2010, 1:59 am - IP Logged

              Kill it.

              Them things on the hi-way at 70 mph on a motorsycle are like catchin a beer bottle flat in the face.

              They're even worse if they hit ya in the teeth cuz they're full of some kind of yeller pus, like squeezins from an infected boil and ya can't keep it from filterin through your teeth at that speed and ya wind up swallerin most of it afore ya can commence to stop. It's real nasty lookin when it runs down your beard and dries up and stays there too. I had a restaurant say I couldn't come in one time cuzza that. I still had a couple live ones in there I didn't know about though. They musta come crawlin out when I was talkin to the hostess.

              Kill it!

              Hi rdgrnr,

              LOL you are so funny.....I is considered good luck......I can't kill it.

              "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                            Psalms 37:34

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                Posted: August 5, 2010, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winner.  I don't want to take a thing away from his win. 

                Now why can't Tennessee have 14 jackpot winners?  And let me be one of them.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2010, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi rdgrnr,

                  LOL you are so funny.....I is considered good luck......I can't kill it.

                  Ok Halle, listen close now, that there locust bug you got ain't no good luck, in fact, in the Bible it was called a plague - a plague of locusts.

                  And what are ya gonna feed it? They eat crops. You got crops?

                  They're like the piranhas of the bug kingdom. You think he cares about you? He'd commence to clean your carcass down to the chittlins in about 5 minutes was you to turn him aloose.

                  Ya gotta do the right thing now, Halle


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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