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$1 Million Lottery Winner Used $8 From Previous Win

PowerballPowerball: $1 Million Lottery Winner Used $8 From Previous Win

When Barbara Blaul cashed in an $8 Powerball winning ticket last week, she figured investing her earnings in another $8 of Powerball plays would be wise. Her strategy paid off Tuesday when she collected her latest prize of $1 million.

"We always play the Power Play, and I'm sure glad that's how we've kept playing," said Ms. Blaul, 54, a nurse at Tullahoma's Harton Regional Medical Center. "I'm still beside myself."

With husband Hans at her side, Ms. Blaul collected her check from CEO and President Rebecca Paul at the Tennessee Lottery's Nashville headquarters amid the cheers of onlookers.

"Barbara is the ninth member of a growing group of winners of $1 million or more," said Ms. Paul. "We're so happy to see such excitement from players, as well as the ongoing enthusiasm from families and students who benefit from the funds we raise."

Barbara and Hans plan to pay bills, invest in their retirement and take a "small" vacation. After leaving the Lottery headquarters, their next move was to call their three children. They are also grandparents to seven grandchildren — all girls.

By using the game's Power Play option, Ms. Blaul's second-tier prize (won by matching all five white balls) was multiplied from $200,000 to $1 million since the multiplier for Saturday's drawing was five. With Power Play, this means a player who wins a prize other than the jackpot is also guaranteed to multiply their winnings from two to five times, depending on which multiplier is selected for that drawing.

Ms. Blaul purchased her winning ticket at the Southeastern Discount Company in Tullahoma.

The estimated jackpot for next Powerball drawing on Saturday is $101 million. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:59 p.m. CST (10:59 p.m. EST).

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: January 19, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

Congrats !!!  Banana

 

WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

 

 

 

                               

              

 

 

    konane's avatar - wallace
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    Posted: January 19, 2006, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats !!!  Banana

     

    WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

     

     

    I Agree!    Dance

    Good luck to everyone!

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      Posted: January 19, 2006, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats !!!  Banana

       

      WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

       

       

      I Agree!  I am fortunate to live on a border State because of the multiplier I tend to play power ball more so than Mega Millions.......................... Bring the Multiplier to Mega Millions Please. And yes Todd I have signed your petition!


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        Posted: January 19, 2006, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats !!!  Banana

         

        WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

         

         

        Did you sign the petition? Me and a friend were among the first 100.

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          Coastal Georgia
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          Posted: January 19, 2006, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats !!!  Banana

           

          WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

           

           

          Did you sign the petition? Me and a friend were among the first 100.

          CASH, where is the link to the mega millions multiplier petition ?

          I can't remember If I signed it or not.

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Coastal Georgia
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            Posted: January 19, 2006, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats !!!  Banana

             

            WE WANT THE MULTIPLIER IN MEGA MILLIONS !!!!!!

             

             

            Did you sign the petition? Me and a friend were among the first 100.

            CASH, where is the link to the mega millions multiplier petition ?

            I can't remember If I signed it or not.

            Never Mind.. I found it.

            I had already voted... DOH!

             

                                           

                          

             

             

              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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              Posted: January 21, 2006, 10:34 am - IP Logged

              Gee, what's her secret?  I've used my POWERBALL number winnings, put the money back into my POWERBALL kitty, and still lost -- many, many times. 

              Finally, I'm sure we've tried that strategy but somehow the strategy hasn't worked, yet. 

               

              See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                Posted: January 22, 2006, 4:22 am - IP Logged

                another nurse.  well, good for her.  hope she also puts it to good use, as the previous nurse did.

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                  Posted: January 27, 2006, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                  hopefully they'll put the multiplier in all states for mega millions soon....

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                    Posted: January 28, 2006, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

                    CONGRAT$$$$$$$$$$$$

                    Grandmama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    Must have been birthday ###########

                    NOT.................................QUICK PICK ?????

                    PSYKOMO 

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                      Posted: January 28, 2006, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                      hopefully they'll put the multiplier in all states for mega millions soon....

                      I don't see where there is an incentive for MegaMillions to change, let alone pay attention to the poll.  People line up around the block to play "The Big Game" and changing it to add a megeplier won't bring in more then a handfull of people; relatively speaking.  If they loose the California income, maybe they'll see a significant drop in player and evaluate a proposal.  Until then, it wouldn't be a good business decision. 

                      Cheers

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