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Powerball, Mega Millions lotteries both have big winners

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By Todd Northrop

The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced jackpot winners this weekend.

Mega Millions was the first to turn out a grand prize winner.  Friday night, one lucky player from New York matched the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win it all.

The jackpot was worth $54 million, or $36.7 Million if awarded as one lump-sum cash payment.  Both amounts are before taxes are withheld.

The winning numbers for the Sept. 17 Mega Millions drawing were 3, 4, 14, 18, and 27, with Mega number 13.

The Megaplier number was 3.  Players who spent an extra $1 per ticket to purchase their Mega Millions tickets with the Megaplier option would have their non-jackpot prizes multiplied by 3 times.

The Megaplier is available in all but nine of the states selling Mega Millions.  The states that do not currently offer the Megaplier are California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Washington.

In addition to the jackpot winner, a sizeable 17 lucky players matched the first 5 Mega Millions numbers, but not the Mega number, for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 8 from New York, 1 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Virginia.

Powerball produces even bigger winner

The following evening, one Powerball lottery player from Georgia matched the first five numbers plus the Powerball number to win a massive $112 million jackpot.  If taken as a lump-sum cash payout, the amount is $61.3 Million, before taxes.

The winning Powerball numbers were 1, 18, 37, 39, and 44, with Powerball number 13.  The Power Play multiplier was 4.

The Power Play, a $1 optional purchase on top of the regular $1 Powerball ticket price, multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times.  But if a player matches the first five numbers, they automatically get their prize upgraded to $1 million, regardless of the Power Play number selected.

In addition to the big jackpot winner Saturday night, another four players will receive a second-prize payout for matching the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number: 1 from Iowa, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Missouri, 1 from Texas.  The Texas player purchased the Power Play option, automatically increasing their payout to $1 million.

For the complete rundown of all Powerball and Mega Millions game and drawing information players are encouraged to visit USA Mega (www.usamega.com), the Web site dedicated to the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games.

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: September 20, 2010, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the winners, it was an interesting weekend having both games have jackpot winners.

 

Out of 10 lines (5 per game) I think I matched 3 numbers and none of them being the Powerball or Mega Ball numbers. These games haven't been good to me lately.

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Congratulations to the four players who won $250,000 by getting the first five numbers and saving themselves a dollar by not adding Powerplay.

    Big congratulations to the player from Texas who won $1,000,000 by not being a cheapskate and paying another dollar to add Powerplay.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Posted: September 20, 2010, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

      congrat'$$$$$$$$$$$$2222222222(1) powerball>>>

      "winner" somewhere on FLOYD RD in Atlanta, Ga>>

      from>>>>The FABRIC>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Posted: September 21, 2010, 1:52 am - IP Logged

        Last month someone in Louisiana won the Power, and in someone in Florida won,  so that makes three down south winners. MMs seem to live for Cali and NY. Congrats to the winners. Let's be honest here, we don't mean that.LOL

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          Part me wants to give up on both games, but I continue to play because you never knowBang Head

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            Posted: September 21, 2010, 6:10 am - IP Logged

            Here's an example of a large jackpot won by an east coast resident, as many are. It is probably close to 25%/75% California versus other states in the Mega Winner competition. I don't think I've won more than 5 bucks playing the Mega Millions game, though I recently won $594.00 in the Fantasy 5 game, which is strictly a California operation. Hopefully, this New York winner will be smart, and not have his or her face on national television.

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Here's an example of a large jackpot won by an east coast resident, as many are. It is probably close to 25%/75% California versus other states in the Mega Winner competition. I don't think I've won more than 5 bucks playing the Mega Millions game, though I recently won $594.00 in the Fantasy 5 game, which is strictly a California operation. Hopefully, this New York winner will be smart, and not have his or her face on national television.

              You'll soon be getting a PM from tiggs saying for $594.00 you can get in on the ground floor of his latest brainstorm for the snack food industry:

              Poached Squirrel Nuggets with Whipped Northern Pike Cream Sauce. To accentuate the squirrel and fish fusion, it comes in a miniature minnow bucket and you just scoop it out and microwave it.

              He says he just needs to fine tune the recipe a little bit to reduce the odor.

              He says this one is "a sure thing."


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: September 21, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winners !

                Both Jackpots seem to grow faster with them being played in more states ........ not complaining ...........

                Some nice person in PA needs to win one of them though .......... Yes Nod

                I would accept a nice wire transfer to my bank account !

                US Flag I am hoping for a big TEA Party on Nov. 2nd !

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                  Posted: September 21, 2010, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                  Todd, congratulations to the winners. I didn't know that both Mega Millions and Powerball win their jackpots on consecutive days.

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                    Posted: September 21, 2010, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                    By Todd Northrop

                    The USA's two biggest multi-state lottery games produced jackpot winners this weekend.

                    Mega Millions was the first to turn out a grand prize winner.  Friday night, one lucky player from New York matched the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball number to win it all.

                    The jackpot was worth $54 million, or $36.7 Million if awarded as one lump-sum cash payment.  Both amounts are before taxes are withheld.

                    The winning numbers for the Sept. 17 Mega Millions drawing were 3, 4, 14, 18, and 27, with Mega number 13.

                    The Megaplier number was 3.  Players who spent an extra $1 per ticket to purchase their Mega Millions tickets with the Megaplier option would have their non-jackpot prizes multiplied by 3 times.

                    The Megaplier is available in all but nine of the states selling Mega Millions.  The states that do not currently offer the Megaplier are California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Washington.

                    In addition to the jackpot winner, a sizeable 17 lucky players matched the first 5 Mega Millions numbers, but not the Mega number, for a $250,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Maryland, 1 from Michigan, 1 from New Jersey, 8 from New York, 1 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Virginia.

                    Powerball produces even bigger winner

                    The following evening, one Powerball lottery player from Georgia matched the first five numbers plus the Powerball number to win a massive $112 million jackpot.  If taken as a lump-sum cash payout, the amount is $61.3 Million, before taxes.

                    The winning Powerball numbers were 1, 18, 37, 39, and 44, with Powerball number 13.  The Power Play multiplier was 4.

                    The Power Play, a $1 optional purchase on top of the regular $1 Powerball ticket price, multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times.  But if a player matches the first five numbers, they automatically get their prize upgraded to $1 million, regardless of the Power Play number selected.

                    In addition to the big jackpot winner Saturday night, another four players will receive a second-prize payout for matching the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number: 1 from Iowa, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Missouri, 1 from Texas.  The Texas player purchased the Power Play option, automatically increasing their payout to $1 million.

                    For the complete rundown of all Powerball and Mega Millions game and drawing information players are encouraged to visit USA Mega (www.usamega.com), the Web site dedicated to the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games.

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                    September 17, 2010 MEGA MILLIONS WINNING
                    NUMBERS: 3 4 14 18 27 + MEGA BALL (13)
                     
                     
                     
                    1 WINNERS OF $54,000,000 JACKPOT.
                    (TICKETS SOLD IN NY)

                    17 SECOND-PRIZE WINNERS OF $250,000.
                    (TICKETS SOLD IN CA, GA, IL, MD, MI, NJ, NY, PA, VA)

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                    Winners
                    Prize
                    Level
                    Numbers MatchedPrize
                    Amount
                    1First5 of 5 + Mega Ball$ 54,000,000.00
                    Winning Counties: Kings(QP)

                    Retailer Locations:

                    • MELISSA MEAT MARKET CORP, 772 SUTTER AVE, BROOKLYN
                    8Second5 of 5$250,000.00
                    Winning Counties: Bronx, Kings(5), Monroe, Suffolk(QP)

                    Retailer Locations:

                    • PEMM LLC, 375 KENNETH DR, ROCHESTER
                    • 7-ELEVEN #34298A, 235 SMITHTOWN BLVD, NESCONSET
                    • MERRY DELI-STATIONARY CORP, 2196 WHITE PLAINS RD, BRONX
                    • VC GAMES, 5518 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN
                    • VC GAMES, 5518 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN
                    • VC GAMES, 5518 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN
                    • VC GAMES, 5518 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN
                    • VC GAMES, 5518 5TH AVE, BROOKLYN
                    15Third4 of 5 + Mega Ball$10,000.00
                    322Fourth4 of 5$150.00
                    337Fifth3 of 5 + Mega Ball$150.00
                    5,146Sixth2 of 5 + Mega Ball$10.00
                    13,941Seventh3 of 5$7.00
                    26,499Eighth1 of 5 + Mega Ball$3.00
                    43,808NinthMega Ball Only$2.00
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                      New York has a law that says you have to hold a press conference.

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                        I just read the story in the NY POST of the MM winner, she THOUGHT she was buying POWERBALL but they gave her MEGA MILLIONS by mistake AND SHE WON. I thought we were afraid someone would play their MM numbers on Powerball by mistake and the MM numbers come out.

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                          I just read the story in the NY POST of the MM winner, she THOUGHT she was buying POWERBALL but they gave her MEGA MILLIONS by mistake AND SHE WON. I thought we were afraid someone would play their MM numbers on Powerball by mistake and the MM numbers come out.

                          I do a version of that on occasion.

                          I get a QP for PB and use the same numbers on MM or vice versa.

                          I still use my own "lucky numbers" line on both games too.

                          Yes, I feel that it's destiny that someday I will be moving up to a double-wide.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            PartyCongrats to the winners......Im here waiting for my big pay day too.....Mama is in need of a house ASAP.