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$216 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 lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $216 million for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $132.8 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.

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

Although there were no jackpot winners Wednesday, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 2 from Florida, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from New Hampshire, and 1 from North Dakota.  None of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option. If they had, their second-prize win would have automatically doubled to $2 million.

37 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 Wednesday, March 13, were 5, 9, 28, 32, and 38, with Powerball number 29.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $33 million from its previous amount of $183 million. The cash value was raised by $20.3 million, from its previous amount of $112.5 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Saturday night at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.

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 10:59 pm Eastern Time. Tickets cost $2 each.

On April 8, California will join the Powerball game, becoming the 43rd state to play the game. After California joins the game, Powerball will be available for purchase in every U.S. state that operates a lottery.

The Powerball winning numbers are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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Posted: March 14, 2013, 7:28 am - IP Logged

$216 million let the Frenzy begin!!!!!!White Bounce

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    Posted: March 14, 2013, 7:40 am - IP Logged

    Another dollar, another chance Hyper

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      Posted: March 14, 2013, 8:12 am - IP Logged

      Hi Everyone,

           I will play at least 3 lines, but not more than 5 lines this time, as I wasn't even close last night. I could get much luckier though. Or so I keep telling myself. Lep Good luck to all. Time for one of us (or more) to win!

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        Well last night I decided to pick my numbers this time and tried to give some thought to it.  I bought 3 lines with the powerplay (usually only play one line). Anyway I had the powerball number so only won 12 dollars but I had 3 numbers that were just off by one digit.  After getting lots of QP's with 3 numbers in a row I realized that I'm better off picking numbers for now (I don't want to get locked into a set of numbers though and feel I have to play those all the time). I'm just happy to win the 12 dollars because most of the time I win 0. Looking forward to Saturday.

          dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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          Well last night I decided to pick my numbers this time and tried to give some thought to it.  I bought 3 lines with the powerplay (usually only play one line). Anyway I had the powerball number so only won 12 dollars but I had 3 numbers that were just off by one digit.  After getting lots of QP's with 3 numbers in a row I realized that I'm better off picking numbers for now (I don't want to get locked into a set of numbers though and feel I have to play those all the time). I'm just happy to win the 12 dollars because most of the time I win 0. Looking forward to Saturday.

          Good job on winning $12.00 it's more than I won lol.....

          I Love Pink & Green 1908

            dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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            Posted: March 14, 2013, 9:01 am - IP Logged

            Another dollar, another chance Hyper

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            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Posted: March 14, 2013, 9:26 am - IP Logged

              I am thinking green ........................

              Green with $$$$$$$

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                Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                $216 million let the Frenzy begin!!!!!!White Bounce

                Its only the beginning- l have said that this jackpot is going to climb higher and enter April where some lucky winner in California, yeah this California is going to win the whole thing... Did l tell ya or did l tell ya? 

                Think positive people..!

                 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
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                  Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                  AZ is due for a second big win.

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                    Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                    Well last night I decided to pick my numbers this time and tried to give some thought to it.  I bought 3 lines with the powerplay (usually only play one line). Anyway I had the powerball number so only won 12 dollars but I had 3 numbers that were just off by one digit.  After getting lots of QP's with 3 numbers in a row I realized that I'm better off picking numbers for now (I don't want to get locked into a set of numbers though and feel I have to play those all the time). I'm just happy to win the 12 dollars because most of the time I win 0. Looking forward to Saturday.

                    Congrats on picking up a $12 win last night, even that is never easy in the PB game. As for picking your own numbers and getting locked into a specific set have you considered picking new numbers each draw for some lines while perhaps keeping a line or two the same? Granted it's more work choosing new numbers a few times per week but it will help you to recognize patterns and game tendencies.


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                      Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                      Well last night I decided to pick my numbers this time and tried to give some thought to it.  I bought 3 lines with the powerplay (usually only play one line). Anyway I had the powerball number so only won 12 dollars but I had 3 numbers that were just off by one digit.  After getting lots of QP's with 3 numbers in a row I realized that I'm better off picking numbers for now (I don't want to get locked into a set of numbers though and feel I have to play those all the time). I'm just happy to win the 12 dollars because most of the time I win 0. Looking forward to Saturday.

                      Try the LP QP generator, and you can see the numbers BEFORE you buy them..........

                      http://www.lotterypost.com/quickpicks

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                        Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:03 am - IP Logged

                        Its only the beginning- l have said that this jackpot is going to climb higher and enter April where some lucky winner in California, yeah this California is going to win the whole thing... Did l tell ya or did l tell ya? 

                        Think positive people..!

                         

                        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
                        George Bernard Shaw 

                        Oh no, no, no, noise-gate Oklahoma will be winning this JackpotWink

                        I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                          Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                          $1,000,000 winning ticket sold in Nashua, NH. Was that Mcginnin?

                          Hyper


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                            $1,000,000 winning ticket sold in Nashua, NH. Was that Mcginnin?

                            Hyper

                            He posted this am and made no mention of being the winner. No Nod