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$317 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot set for Saturday

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By Todd Northrop

Just over a month after the Powerball lottery created three mega-millionaires with a gigantic $448.4 million jackpot, the multi-state game is right back in the super-jackpot range with a massive $317 million grand prize up for grabs on Saturday.

The new high-water mark of $317 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $248.3 million grand prize.

The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $176.3 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.  For example, the original estimate for Wednesday's drawing was $245 million, but by the time all the proceeds were counted just before draw-time, the jackpot had swelled to $248.3 million.

The mammoth prize is the result of 10 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $40 million prize on August 10, 2013.

The winning numbers for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013 were 11, 19, 33, 42, and 52, with Powerball number 33.

Even though nobody won the jackpot Wednesday, 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New York, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

Only one of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option — the ticket sold in Pennsylvania.  Because that ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, their second-prize win is 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.

56 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 12 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 3 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $20,538 this drawing.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $68.7 million from its previous amount of $248.3 million. The cash value was raised by $38.2 million from its previous amount of $138.1 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 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

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

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Saturday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 17th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  That position may rise before the drawing Saturday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

  1. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  2. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
  3. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
  4. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  5. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
  6. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
  7. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
  8. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
  9. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
  10. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
  11. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
  12. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
  13. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
  14. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
  15. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
  16. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
  17. Powerball: $317 million, Sep. 14, 2013 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  18. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
  19. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
  20. Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
  21. Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
  22. Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
  23. Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
  24. Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
  25. Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia

For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Mega Millions: 9
  • Powerball: 14
  • The Big Game: 2

The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

Top 25 cash value jackpots

Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

Looking at the cash value, the upcoming Powerball jackpot is even better than the annuity, ranking as the 16th-largest cash value in U.S. history.

  1. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  2. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  3. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  4. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  5. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
  6. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
  7. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
  8. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
  9. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
  10. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
  11. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
  12. Mega Millions: $194.4. million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
  13. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
  14. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
  15. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
  16. Powerball: $176.3 million cash, Sep. 14, 2013 ($317 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
  17. Mega Millions: $168 million cash, July 2, 2004 ($294 million annuity) - Massachusetts
  18. Mega Millions: $167.7 million cash, Feb. 22, 2008 ($275 million annuity) - Georgia
  19. Powerball: $166 million cash, Aug. 25, 2001 ($295 million annuity) - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
  20. Mega Millions: $165.2 million cash, May 4, 2010 ($266 million annuity) - California
  21. Powerball: $164.4 million cash, won Oct. 19, 2005 ($340 million annuity) - Oregon
  22. Mega Millions: $164 million cash, Feb. 28, 2006 ($270 million annuity) - Ohio
  23. Powerball: $161.5 million cash, July 29, 1998 ($295.7 million annuity) - Indiana
  24. Mega Millions: $156.1 million cash, Sept. 16, 2005 ($258 million annuity) - New Jersey
  25. Mega Millions: $153.3 million cash, Dec. 27, 2011 ($208 million annuity) - New York

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Seems like huge jackpots is becoming the norm now.

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    Posted: September 12, 2013, 8:35 am - IP Logged

    This the kind of jackpot that I like to see!!!

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      Skepticalought to be a curious weekend hope it hits in VA and the winner is ME!!

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        oK Lets go Powerball Party

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          Awesome, looking for a Party in Pennsylvania!
          Best wishes to all LP friends.

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            GuitarHere we go again. Maybe $350M by saturday draw. Guitar

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              Posted: September 12, 2013, 10:13 am - IP Logged

              By Todd Northrop

              Just over a month after the Powerball lottery created three mega-millionaires with a gigantic $448.4 million jackpot, the multi-state game is right back in the super-jackpot range with a massive $317 million grand prize up for grabs on Saturday.

              The new high-water mark of $317 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Wednesday night's $248.3 million grand prize.

              The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $176.3 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.  For example, the original estimate for Wednesday's drawing was $245 million, but by the time all the proceeds were counted just before draw-time, the jackpot had swelled to $248.3 million.

              The mammoth prize is the result of 10 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $40 million prize on August 10, 2013.

              The winning numbers for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013 were 11, 19, 33, 42, and 52, with Powerball number 33.

              Even though nobody won the jackpot Wednesday, 6 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Georgia, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New York, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

              Only one of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option — the ticket sold in Pennsylvania.  Because that ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, their second-prize win is 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.

              56 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 12 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 3 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $20,538 this drawing.

              Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $68.7 million from its previous amount of $248.3 million. The cash value was raised by $38.2 million from its previous amount of $138.1 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 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

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

              Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

              Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

              Saturday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 17th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  That position may rise before the drawing Saturday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

              1. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
              2. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
              3. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
              4. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
              5. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
              6. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
              7. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
              8. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
              9. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
              10. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
              11. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
              12. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
              13. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
              14. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
              15. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
              16. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
              17. Powerball: $317 million, Sep. 14, 2013 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              18. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
              19. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
              20. Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
              21. Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
              22. Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
              23. Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
              24. Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
              25. Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia

              For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

              • Mega Millions: 9
              • Powerball: 14
              • The Big Game: 2

              The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

              Top 25 cash value jackpots

              Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

              Looking at the cash value, the upcoming Powerball jackpot is even better than the annuity, ranking as the 16th-largest cash value in U.S. history.

              1. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
              2. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
              3. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
              4. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
              5. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
              6. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
              7. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
              8. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
              9. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
              10. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
              11. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
              12. Mega Millions: $194.4. million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
              13. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
              14. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
              15. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
              16. Powerball: $176.3 million cash, Sep. 14, 2013 ($317 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
              17. Mega Millions: $168 million cash, July 2, 2004 ($294 million annuity) - Massachusetts
              18. Mega Millions: $167.7 million cash, Feb. 22, 2008 ($275 million annuity) - Georgia
              19. Powerball: $166 million cash, Aug. 25, 2001 ($295 million annuity) - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
              20. Mega Millions: $165.2 million cash, May 4, 2010 ($266 million annuity) - California
              21. Powerball: $164.4 million cash, won Oct. 19, 2005 ($340 million annuity) - Oregon
              22. Mega Millions: $164 million cash, Feb. 28, 2006 ($270 million annuity) - Ohio
              23. Powerball: $161.5 million cash, July 29, 1998 ($295.7 million annuity) - Indiana
              24. Mega Millions: $156.1 million cash, Sept. 16, 2005 ($258 million annuity) - New Jersey
              25. Mega Millions: $153.3 million cash, Dec. 27, 2011 ($208 million annuity) - New York

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              The fever has started again!!!!

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                May you choose the correct numbers!   Marty happy winnings!

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                  More spending money for me...or someone else.

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                    GuitarHere we go again. Maybe $350M by saturday draw. Guitar

                    i will add $15.00 to this Jackpot this week White Bounce

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                      Anyone know the winning numbers for saturday drawing. Just imagine if you could see a couple hours into the future.

                      "When you begin to see, then you begin to feel. And when you begin to feel, then you begin to believe".

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                          Here we go again!

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                            Ima ready! Bring it on! Woo hoo!

                             

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