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$253 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again

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By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $253 million for Saturday's drawing.

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

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $170.5 Million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

This is the largest Powerball jackpot since Feb. 11, 2012, when 81-year-old Louise White of Newport, R.I., won a $336.4 million Powerball jackpot (see Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot, Lottery Post, March 6, 2012).

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, 22 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Connecticut, 2 from Florida, 2 from Georgia, 2 from Illinois, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Michigan, 3 from New Hampshire, 3 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Oklahoma, 1 from Oregon, and 1 from Washington, D.C.

Of all the second-prize winners, only one ticket from Florida was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1.  Because they purchased the Power Play, that particular ticket is now worth $2 million. 

145 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 29 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

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.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, August 8, were 3, 7, 11, 15, and 28, with Powerball number 12.

Wednesday evening's Powerball jackpot rollover is unusual considering the fact that all of the first five numbers and the Powerball number were less than 31 — "birthday numbers", in lottery lingo. Since one of the most popular ways to play the lottery is to pick numbers based on birthdays of family members, lottery drawings containing all low numbers normally are more likely to produce a jackpot winner.  With the larger ticket volume purchased due to the high jackpot, the odds were good that somebody would win it all — and in fact 22 tickets came very close, matching all the numbers except the Powerball number.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $41 million from its previous amount of $212 million. The cash value was raised by $27.6 million from its previous amount of $142.9 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Saturday evening at 10:59 pm EDT.

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: August 9, 2012, 8:47 am - IP Logged

I could live very well on $170.5 million dollars before taxes. (cash option)

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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    Posted: August 9, 2012, 9:11 am - IP Logged

    Looks like a few birthday/anniversary number players won 2nd and 3rd tier prizes...rolling over at least one more time so I can buy my quick pick for $300 million plus jackpot. Bring it on, come on!

    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!


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      Posted: August 9, 2012, 9:21 am - IP Logged

      This should jump start the lottery fever again, for which there is no cure.  Banana   (Except Winning).  Wink

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        Posted: August 9, 2012, 9:22 am - IP Logged

        I never saw so many 1 million dollar winners... simply amazing!  My state is in here, Ohio

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          Posted: August 9, 2012, 9:37 am - IP Logged

          This should jump start the lottery fever again, for which there is no cure.  Banana   (Except Winning).  Wink

          I Agree!Yes...This is going to be a rollacoaster i hope..

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            Posted: August 9, 2012, 9:38 am - IP Logged

            Good luck to all who play the next drawing.

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              Posted: August 9, 2012, 10:31 am - IP Logged

              This balloon will burst Saturday.

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                Posted: August 9, 2012, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                The 3 Asset Managers from Connecticut are going to win this jackpot with a $2 Quick Pick Ticket.

                ALL YOU NEED IS 1 LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM.

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                  Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                  i could live off the interest on the interest

                  when they say " you're more likely to die driving to the store to buy a lotto ticket than win " i can say not this little black duck.

                  2014 winnings

                  JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;

                   

                   

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                    Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                    The 3 Asset Managers from Connecticut are going to win this jackpot with a $2 Quick Pick Ticket.

                    Or they will be three lottery commission directors from New York, who were in a pool at work.    Banana  Banana  Banana


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                      Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                      i could live off the interest on the interest

                      How true! Never touch the principal, just give it all to the grand kids, or any kids, or me!   LOL

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                        Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                        ding ding ding Big Grin

                        $253M+ Hurray! Disney Hurray!

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

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                          Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I bet there's 21 people wishin' they'da spent the extra buck.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: August 9, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                            Or they will be three lottery commission directors from New York, who were in a pool at work.    Banana  Banana  Banana

                            They will take your money betting $2 on a ticket.

                            ALL YOU NEED IS 1 LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM.