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$240 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased

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By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $240 million for Wednesday's drawing.

Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $159.7 Million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Delaware, 1 from Florida, 1 from Georgia, 1 from New York, and 1 from North Carolina.

One of the second-prize tickets — the one from Florida — was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1, so their prize was increased to $2 million. 

40 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 6 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, June 9, were 18, 22, 45, 56, and 57, with Powerball number 27.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

Powerball is now played in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega.

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Posted: June 10, 2012, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

Pretty much at a quarter billion. I can handle that amount of lettuce. NH is way overdue. I would like to tie this one up, and put a bow on it.  Noel

Just   Lover  when Christmas falls in June!  Banana

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    Posted: June 10, 2012, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

    By Todd Northrop

    There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $240 million for Wednesday's drawing.

    Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

    The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $159.7 Million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

    Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

    Even though there were no jackpot winners, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Delaware, 1 from Florida, 1 from Georgia, 1 from New York, and 1 from North Carolina.

    One of the second-prize tickets — the one from Florida — was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1, so their prize was increased to $2 million. 

    40 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 6 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

    The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, June 9, were 18, 22, 45, 56, and 57, with Powerball number 27.

    When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

    Powerball is now played in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

    Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega.

    Skeptical was gonna play last night ...

    should be interesting to see if it hits b4 next Saturday

     

    Cheers well good luck all

      Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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      Posted: June 10, 2012, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

      POWERBALL MANIA!!!!!    YEEEEE HAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

      Phew, got that out of my system.  (And no, that was not a Dean Scream)

      Good luck everyone! Texas needs their first PB winner. They've been dry too dang long in MM, too.

      face

      singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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        Posted: June 10, 2012, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

        Last night surge shows PB jackpot  has to exceed the $200M barrier to get players excited with its $2 per line price.  While I probably will not play 20 lines as I use to when its price was $1 per line, I am considering playing 10 lines this Wednesday while I wait for MM jackpot to reach $50M+.

        * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
        * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
             Wink 

          hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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          Posted: June 10, 2012, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

          POWERBALL MANIA!!!!!    YEEEEE HAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

          Phew, got that out of my system.  (And no, that was not a Dean Scream)

          Good luck everyone! Texas needs their first PB winner. They've been dry too dang long in MM, too.

          do U need to be hog tied Green laugh

            Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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            Posted: June 10, 2012, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

            do U need to be hog tied Green laugh

            Stop it. I'm enjoying my lazy Sunday afternoon. I should be working, but everytime I go near my work computer, my brain freezes. So I'm enjoying the internet, Sunday freaky-bad movies, and whiling the day away.

            face

            singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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              Posted: June 10, 2012, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

              Well my $2 let me down again, haven't gotten anything since late March on my current numbers, but I did end up having numbers essentially matching mine a few draws ago. Thinking of doing QPs for a while and see if that helps me.

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                Posted: June 10, 2012, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                240M$ j/p... 60M$ w/ 4 winners?  (let's spread it around!)

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                  Posted: June 10, 2012, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                  This has been puzzling me... shouldn't the PB have gone up MORE than 35M$ by this roll?

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                    Posted: June 10, 2012, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I got the powerball correct !!!! Banana   Got my $4.00 back....No complaints there....Enough of this dilly dallying around, time to win that jackpot !!!

                    Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

                      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                      Posted: June 10, 2012, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                      Here we go !  Dance

                      the money keeps getting closer to my house .............

                      $119,775,000 wire transfer and no pesky State and Local TAX

                      I WILL mitigate the other 10% Federal Tax ............

                      Thumbs Up

                      dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

                       

                      Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                        Posted: June 10, 2012, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                        You can take that to the bank Group Hug

                        "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                          Posted: June 10, 2012, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I got the powerball correct !!!! Banana   Got my $4.00 back....No complaints there....Enough of this dilly dallying around, time to win that jackpot !!!

                          Did you move ?

                          thought you were from FL.

                          Anyway congrats on the win.

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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                            Posted: June 10, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                            Here we go !  Dance

                            the money keeps getting closer to my house .............

                            $119,775,000 wire transfer and no pesky State and Local TAX

                            I WILL mitigate the other 10% Federal Tax ............

                            Thumbs Up

                            I wonder if you can get a refund on the withheld w/ a larger mitigation ?

                            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.