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$250 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges

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By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $250 million for Wednesday's drawing.

Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The current jackpot run started October 6 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $166.8 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 Aug. 15, 2012, when 44-year-old railroad engineer Donald Lawson of Lapeer, Michigan, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot (see Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, August 31, 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, 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Illinois, 2 from New York, and 2 from Texas.

Of all the second-prize winners, only one ticket from Texas 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. 

51 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 7 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 Saturday, November 17, were 3, 15, 27, 58, and 59, with Powerball number 20.

Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $36 million from its previous amount of $214 million. The cash value was raised by $23.8 million from its previous amount of $143 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday 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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THRIFTY's avatar - 8
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Posted: November 18, 2012, 7:08 am - IP Logged

I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

I AM A THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER BECAUSE I SAVE LINES TO PLAY BIG SOMEDAY.

OUR REGULAR LOTTERY PROGRAMMING.

1) Playing the lottery more often for less lines= Playing a single line.

2) Playing the lottery less often for more lines= Playing multiple lines.

3) Playing the lottery less often for less lines= Playing a single line monthly or yearly.

4) Playing the lottery more often for more lines= Spending more money= Gambling addiction.

SET A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT TO MINIMIZE OUR LOSSES.

A lottery stop loss limit is very important to be a successful lottery player over the long term.

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY

    hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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    Posted: November 18, 2012, 7:22 am - IP Logged

    I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

    I AM A THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER BECAUSE I SAVE LINES TO PLAY BIG SOMEDAY.

    OUR REGULAR LOTTERY PROGRAMMING.

    1) Playing the lottery more often for less lines= Playing a single line.

    2) Playing the lottery less often for more lines= Playing multiple lines.

    3) Playing the lottery less often for less lines= Playing a single line monthly or yearly.

    4) Playing the lottery more often for more lines= Spending more money= Gambling addiction.

    SET A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT TO MINIMIZE OUR LOSSES.

    A lottery stop loss limit is very important to be a successful lottery player over the long term.

    GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY

    Crazy


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      Posted: November 18, 2012, 7:24 am - IP Logged

      I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

      I AM A THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER BECAUSE I SAVE LINES TO PLAY BIG SOMEDAY.

      OUR REGULAR LOTTERY PROGRAMMING.

      1) Playing the lottery more often for less lines= Playing a single line.

      2) Playing the lottery less often for more lines= Playing multiple lines.

      3) Playing the lottery less often for less lines= Playing a single line monthly or yearly.

      4) Playing the lottery more often for more lines= Spending more money= Gambling addiction.

      SET A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT TO MINIMIZE OUR LOSSES.

      A lottery stop loss limit is very important to be a successful lottery player over the long term.

      GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY

      I Agree!    Patriot    Big Grin Santa

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        Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:18 am - IP Logged

        You know the jackppot is MASSIVE if it gets Thrifty out of his bed this early and listening to his subliminal message recordings!

         

        LOL

        "Everything works  ONCE!"

          Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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          Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:22 am - IP Logged

          PAAAARRRRRRTAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          PartyPartyDancePartyPartyBananaPartyPartyHyperPartyPartyPartyGuitarPartyPartyHurray!PartyPartyWhite BouncePartyPartyDanceBananaHyperPartyPartyBananaPartyPartyHyperPartyDance

           

          Man, do I love a party. White Bounce

           

          Good luck everybody!

          face

          singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

            JADELottery's avatar - HoodeMe0
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            Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:23 am - IP Logged

            yawn...

            when it reaches 10 Billion then we'll play.

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              Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:26 am - IP Logged

              PAAAARRRRRRTAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              PartyPartyDancePartyPartyBananaPartyPartyHyperPartyPartyPartyGuitarPartyPartyHurray!PartyPartyWhite BouncePartyPartyDanceBananaHyperPartyPartyBananaPartyPartyHyperPartyDance

               

              Man, do I love a party. White Bounce

               

              Good luck everybody!

              Gotta'  Lover  that Italian blend of coffee!   Hyper

                Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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                Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                Gotta'  Lover  that Italian blend of coffee!   Hyper

                No, no, no. Today I am drinking "Taste of San Antonio", a medium roast of arabic coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. Hyper 2nd cup. Hyper

                face

                singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                  Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                  I kinda went cold turkey on the Powerball but now I have POWERBALL FEVER! I was offered a misprint and declined and just bought my regular quick picks and self pick and then when I got home and thought about how past winners won on misprints I  called the store up to see if the $3.00 ticket was still there and it was so I went back out into the cold and bought it!

                  Figured it's Ohio's time to win since we hardly ever win any large jackpots anymore. Smile


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                    Posted: November 18, 2012, 8:37 am - IP Logged

                    No, no, no. Today I am drinking "Taste of San Antonio", a medium roast of arabic coffee, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. Hyper 2nd cup. Hyper

                    Sorry, I lose track. It's like Baskin-Robbins 31 ice cream flavors, never know which one it is today.

                    You must be bouncing off the ceiling by that third cup. (if you allow yourself that lethal dose).  Big Grin

                      Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                      Posted: November 18, 2012, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                      You know the jackppot is MASSIVE if it gets Thrifty out of his bed this early and listening to his subliminal message recordings!

                       

                      LOL

                      I Agree!

                      Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                      because it is his natural characteristic,

                      so the artist works.

                      by Alma  Gluck

                        Artist77's avatar - batman14

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                        Posted: November 18, 2012, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                        I have already chosen my numbers!  Go lottery shaker!

                        Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                        because it is his natural characteristic,

                        so the artist works.

                        by Alma  Gluck

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                          Posted: November 18, 2012, 9:06 am - IP Logged

                          I have a feeling that this jackpot may be over 300 million by the time November 28 comes around.... I'm just saying in my opinion. Wow 250 million, I hit that and it will be the best merry Christmas that me and my family will have.

                          Party

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                            Posted: November 18, 2012, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                            1 more rollover then there will be a BIG WINNER on 11-24-12 Turkey

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