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$235 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot soars

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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 $235 million for Wednesday's drawing.

Saturday was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started June 26 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $136.5 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.

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 Saturday, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Kansas, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from North Carolina, and 1 from South Carolina.

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.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

48 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 4 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 1 of the tickets was sold in California, where the prize was worth $53,216 this drawing. 

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, July 27, were 9, 23, 40, 53, and 58, with Powerball number 6.

Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $39 million from its previous amount of $196 million. The cash value was raised by $21.9 million from its previous amount of $114.6 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday 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 43 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.

A 44th Powerball state will be added in early 2014, as the state of Wyoming has approved a new state lottery with the intention of joining Powerball and other multi-state lottery games. (See Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery, Lottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

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

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: July 28, 2013, 9:25 am - IP Logged

White BounceHyperPartyBananaDance

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singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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    Monkey Butt, USA
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    Posted: July 28, 2013, 10:20 am - IP Logged

    here we go again...

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      Posted: July 28, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

      the plot thickens

       should be a most curious Wednesday

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        Posted: July 28, 2013, 10:52 am - IP Logged

           I'm ready to win the $235 million ...........:)

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          Posted: July 28, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

           I am gonna be THRIFTY and buy only one line. With powerplay of course.

          It's a futile effort.

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            Posted: July 28, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

            Time for me to bring home California's first Powerball jackpot.

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              Posted: July 28, 2013, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

              Same here

              Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                Keokuk,Iowa
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                Posted: July 28, 2013, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                Save your money,folks.This one is mine! (I hope)

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                  Posted: July 28, 2013, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Wyomong Joining Powerball now, guess I will have to quit playing! It's already hard enough to win as it is. Have not won on PB or MM in a very long time now! Can't even remember the last time I won on any of them. I don't expect to win everytime I play, but at least some of the time I should win a buck or two! Guess it's not my time, or just bad luck! I do play special numbers everytime I play, but they don't even come up a match! I play only 4 dollars on PB every draw and I play 4 dollars on MM, everytime it's played! Getting costly to play now and not seeing any wins! Now PB is 235 million dollars, It's going to be hard not to buy a ticket for this WEDNESDAY, so another 4 dollars worth of tickets for WEDNESDAY Nights drawing!!!!GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

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                    Posted: July 28, 2013, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Let the POWERBALL madness begin! 

                    May the best one win! Banana

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                      Posted: July 28, 2013, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                      109,339 winners from California this time! More people than any other states to win! Looks like California got this one for Wednesday night!

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                        Posted: July 28, 2013, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                        Let the POWERBALL madness begin! 

                        May the best one win! Banana

                        Type the frenzy don't begin till it tops $300 million

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                          Posted: July 28, 2013, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                          Florida is ready for another big winner and I volunteer to take the jackpot for the state.  I have a plan and will be a great steward of this wealth.

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                            Posted: July 28, 2013, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                            Let it Soar!!