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Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $152 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot climbs to $152 million

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to grow and grow.

Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 740,025 players across the nation won a total of more than $6 million in prizes in "America's Game".

One lucky player in Arizona won $400,000 playing the Powerball add-on feature, Power Play. The normal prize for matching 5 white numbers of $200,000 was multiplied 2 times due to the Power Play option.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $152 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, April 1st drawing will be an estimated $71.8 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 14, 24, 28, 54 and the Powerball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Six lucky players in the states of Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), and Tennessee (1), correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. One player in Arizona not only won at that prize level but also purchased the Power Play and had the $200,000 multiplied by 2 for a total win of $400,000.

Thirty-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. 7 additional winners of that prize category also wisely purchased the Power Play option that multiplied their win 2 times for a total of $20,000.

More than 138,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply any winnings from 2-5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

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 $30.3 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries sold approximately $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.

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Posted: March 30, 2006, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

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    Posted: March 30, 2006, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

    I usually do not play the Powerball I am more in tune of playing mega million but being that it has grown to 152 million dollars who wouldn't take a chance.
    Good luck

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      Posted: March 30, 2006, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

      there was a 200,000 winner in a suburb near where i live in memphis.

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        Posted: March 31, 2006, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

        Even though PowerBall jackpot is $152M (cash $72M), the MegaMillions jackpot of $117M (cash $68M) will probably halt players from MM states traveling out of state to buy PB tickets.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 31, 2006, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

          Both Powerball and Mega Millions look ripe for the picking!  I just bought a house and a win on either (or perhaps both?) would do very nicely!!!!

          Banana

          MrMST

          Good luck and have a Disney Day ºoºHiding Behind Computer

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            Posted: April 1, 2006, 10:25 am - IP Logged

            I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

            Hey hey everyone! See Ya!I wanted to stop in and tell ya all good luck in the power ball tonight!!!  I play to win!! I by the PB pool tickets for us at work by the month .. we dont care if its 7 million or if its 200 million  Money is Money !Hyper That is the way that I play lol. Hell I would settle for a MILL Eek  LMAO OF cousre the more the better but hey turning a 1.00 investment for anything higher is always a good thing. So good luck to everyone and be safe!!Wink

            Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

            COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

             

            Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

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              Posted: April 1, 2006, 10:35 am - IP Logged

              I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

              Hey hey everyone! See Ya!I wanted to stop in and tell ya all good luck in the power ball tonight!!!  I play to win!! I by the PB pool tickets for us at work by the month .. we dont care if its 7 million or if its 200 million  Money is Money !Hyper That is the way that I play lol. Hell I would settle for a MILL Eek  LMAO OF cousre the more the better but hey turning a 1.00 investment for anything higher is always a good thing. So good luck to everyone and be safe!!Wink

              What you do is similar to what we do in our lottery pool at work. We each put up $4 on payday and buy both Powerball and Lotto multidraw tickets that cover all drawings until the next payday. No matter what the jackpot is, we play and keep hoping we'll win.   With 6 of us in the pool, that's 3 Powerball and 3 Lotto tickets.

              I always play Lotto for myself as well, but I only buy Poweball for myself if the jackpot gets above $100 million. When the jackpot gets high at my work, someone always starts a pool and I usually get in. You just have to keep at it.

              PrisonerSix

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                Posted: April 1, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

                Hey hey everyone! See Ya!I wanted to stop in and tell ya all good luck in the power ball tonight!!!  I play to win!! I by the PB pool tickets for us at work by the month .. we dont care if its 7 million or if its 200 million  Money is Money !Hyper That is the way that I play lol. Hell I would settle for a MILL Eek  LMAO OF cousre the more the better but hey turning a 1.00 investment for anything higher is always a good thing. So good luck to everyone and be safe!!Wink

                What you do is similar to what we do in our lottery pool at work. We each put up $4 on payday and buy both Powerball and Lotto multidraw tickets that cover all drawings until the next payday. No matter what the jackpot is, we play and keep hoping we'll win.   With 6 of us in the pool, that's 3 Powerball and 3 Lotto tickets.

                I always play Lotto for myself as well, but I only buy Poweball for myself if the jackpot gets above $100 million. When the jackpot gets high at my work, someone always starts a pool and I usually get in. You just have to keep at it.

                PrisonerSix

                I Agree! consistancy that is one the main keys!! And that is what we do ... in our pool their are 5 of us as well!!  All females and hard working mom's that have BIG DREAMS ( I am sure just like ur group!)  that is what i LOVE TO SEE  ... HARD working adults winning!  I wonder sometimes if we will ever get to live those dreams  but as you said you gotta keep on playing to win!!!

                Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

                COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

                 

                Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

                www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

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                  Posted: April 1, 2006, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                  I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

                  Hey hey everyone! See Ya!I wanted to stop in and tell ya all good luck in the power ball tonight!!!  I play to win!! I by the PB pool tickets for us at work by the month .. we dont care if its 7 million or if its 200 million  Money is Money !Hyper That is the way that I play lol. Hell I would settle for a MILL Eek  LMAO OF cousre the more the better but hey turning a 1.00 investment for anything higher is always a good thing. So good luck to everyone and be safe!!Wink

                  What you do is similar to what we do in our lottery pool at work. We each put up $4 on payday and buy both Powerball and Lotto multidraw tickets that cover all drawings until the next payday. No matter what the jackpot is, we play and keep hoping we'll win.   With 6 of us in the pool, that's 3 Powerball and 3 Lotto tickets.

                  I always play Lotto for myself as well, but I only buy Poweball for myself if the jackpot gets above $100 million. When the jackpot gets high at my work, someone always starts a pool and I usually get in. You just have to keep at it.

                  PrisonerSix

                  I Agree! consistancy that is one the main keys!! And that is what we do ... in our pool their are 5 of us as well!!  All females and hard working mom's that have BIG DREAMS ( I am sure just like ur group!)  that is what i LOVE TO SEE  ... HARD working adults winning!  I wonder sometimes if we will ever get to live those dreams  but as you said you gotta keep on playing to win!!!

                  Hard working people do get lucky sometimes. Yes Nod

                  The Nebraska 8 just recently....

                  Gotta fly.....time to head to SC and get my PB tix for tonite. Dance

                  Good luck everyone !

                  DD

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: April 1, 2006, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                    Instead driving out of state to buy PowerBall tickets, I'm staying home and doubling up on my MegaMillions tickets because the cash values of both are about the same.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 2, 2006, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                      I think after dinner tonight I will head down to the Corner Store and pick up the winning ticket for saturday's jackpot.  I do not want this jackpot to burden the rest of the Powerball Players.  I think they can settle for a $15 million prize.-weshar75

                      Hey hey everyone! See Ya!I wanted to stop in and tell ya all good luck in the power ball tonight!!!  I play to win!! I by the PB pool tickets for us at work by the month .. we dont care if its 7 million or if its 200 million  Money is Money !Hyper That is the way that I play lol. Hell I would settle for a MILL Eek  LMAO OF cousre the more the better but hey turning a 1.00 investment for anything higher is always a good thing. So good luck to everyone and be safe!!Wink

                      What you do is similar to what we do in our lottery pool at work. We each put up $4 on payday and buy both Powerball and Lotto multidraw tickets that cover all drawings until the next payday. No matter what the jackpot is, we play and keep hoping we'll win.   With 6 of us in the pool, that's 3 Powerball and 3 Lotto tickets.

                      I always play Lotto for myself as well, but I only buy Poweball for myself if the jackpot gets above $100 million. When the jackpot gets high at my work, someone always starts a pool and I usually get in. You just have to keep at it.

                      PrisonerSix

                      I Agree! consistancy that is one the main keys!! And that is what we do ... in our pool their are 5 of us as well!!  All females and hard working mom's that have BIG DREAMS ( I am sure just like ur group!)  that is what i LOVE TO SEE  ... HARD working adults winning!  I wonder sometimes if we will ever get to live those dreams  but as you said you gotta keep on playing to win!!!

                      We are all hard working adults yes, but not all females. I'm the group's one male. It started with me and the lady who at the time, sat in the desk next to mine. We used to talk about how cool it would be win then I came up with the idea if we pooled our money, we could play every drawing. Then some others got into the act, so now we have a total of 6 people who put up $4 every payday, which I use to buy 3 Powerball and 3 Lotto multidraw tickets with some sets of numbers we play every time and some quickpicks. We have won a few dollars here and there, but never anything big.

                      We're all hardworking adults with big dreams.

                      PrisonerSix

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                        Posted: April 2, 2006, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Hopefully your pool hits the next draw.. Pulling for you here in TN..

                        Good luck..

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                          Posted: April 2, 2006, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                          good luck on your pool!