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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $75 Million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $75 Million

Nobody wins top prize in massive Power Play promotion, as #10 is selected

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb.

No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 533,708 players across the nation won a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes in America's Game.

In addition, the number "10" was selected on the Power Play wheel. Players participating in the "Power Play 10X" promotion had any winnings multiplied 10 times.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $75 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, March 15th drawing will be an estimated $35.4 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 16, 35, 37, 52, 54, and the Powerball was 33. The Power Play multiplier was 10.

Two players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Their winning tickets were purchased in Iowa, and West Virginia.

Seventeen players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Three additional winners at that prize level also wisely purchased the Power Play option multiplying their winnings 10 times for a total of $100,000.

More than 109,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 10 Saturday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings by 2-5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier. For a limited time during the current "Power Play 10X" promotion, all prizes (except the jackpot) can be multiplied up to 10 times for the same $1 Power Play cost.

Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.

Players purchased more than $24 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: March 13, 2006, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

Anyone know how long will the 10x option be available ? 

I kinda like it...

Can't speak too much for the lack of brain cells in Iowa and WV for not spending the extra dollar and multiplying that 200k into 2 million....

 

DD

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: March 13, 2006, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

    It's there until Wednesday, March 29th.

     

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      Mcminnville, Oregon
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      Posted: March 13, 2006, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

      I would like to see 10x promotion another time this year.  At least one more time but hopefully more than that.-weshar75 

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        Stone Mountain, GA
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        Posted: March 13, 2006, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

        I'll be in Augusta, GA this coming weekend and I'm going across to SC to get some tickets.  I always get the powerplay option.  I hope that number 10 comes up again!

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          BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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          Posted: March 13, 2006, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

          Went over to Louisiana and spent $200 on one  ticket  20 draws 5 sets of numbers and power play  Will tell you value in May


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            Posted: March 13, 2006, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

            I like the 10X promotion for a limited schedule. Congratulations to the people who got 100K for 4/5+PB.

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              kent, washington
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              Posted: March 14, 2006, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

              i got a long term ticket from PA. i got the power play on that ticket too. am i automatically entered in this new promotional for 10x too?

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                Posted: March 14, 2006, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                i got a long term ticket from PA. i got the power play on that ticket too. am i automatically entered in this new promotional for 10x too?

                You are if the dates on the ticket runs through now and March 29th drawing and it says that you have powerplay on the PA ticket.-weshar75

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                  kent, washington
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                  Posted: March 14, 2006, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                  i got a long term ticket from PA. i got the power play on that ticket too. am i automatically entered in this new promotional for 10x too?

                  You are if the dates on the ticket runs through now and March 29th drawing and it says that you have powerplay on the PA ticket.-weshar75

                  thanks. they cover all those dates. i like getting my tickets from PA or some state that has more than the  4 that oregon has. in my old age i am getting tired of going down to oregon. anyway let stop whining about oregon and thank you again.