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Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $195 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot soars to $195 million

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 853,497 players across the nation won a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes in "America's Game".

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $195 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, April 8th drawing will be an estimated $91 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 3, 9, 24, 29, 39 and the Powerball was 42. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Seven lucky players in the states of Arizona (1), Delaware (1), Missouri (1), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), and West Virginia (1), correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. Two players in Pennsylvania and South Carolina 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.

Sixty 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 130,000 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 $34.6 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: April 6, 2006, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

WHOOT WHOOT!!!  Hyper  I am ready!!!! I hope that we hit this one. I am headed to KY!!! I gotta get our pool tickets for the next 3 weeks. Hopefully this will be my last trip down south!! Bang Head  LMAO I just LOOOOVE  these smileys!!  HAHA .... well here we go again its getting bugger and bigger, I wonder......  if we will break the last one (hopefuly not I am ready to win this weekend ) BUT  I dont mind waitin another month to have it double LOL!!!!

Well Good luck to everyone and I hope that you get some extra cash! Thumbs Up

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 6, 2006, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

    I hope it continues to roll and set new records. I also hope that PB reaches the cap. Congratulations to the 2nd prize winners and the two 2nd prize winners who purchased the Power Play.

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: April 6, 2006, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

      I'm with ya, Sassy !! 

      I'l be a headin' to SC tomorrow or Sat morning to follow my little dream.

      DD

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        Posted: April 6, 2006, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

        Time to call my sis in PA (and beg) so she can get a few tickets for me....
        You Are The Woman

         

        J/K My sis is good to me! She'll get a kick out of this post!

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          Indiana
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          Posted: April 6, 2006, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

          I'm with you Sassy!  Good luck to everyone and I hope to see a lot of people get some extra cash. 

          No more caps.  No more records.  I want to see winners!

          Jim 


          Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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            detroit/michigan/usa
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            Posted: April 7, 2006, 8:57 am - IP Logged

            ummmmmmmm.......guess it's time for me to use up some of those credits i have with betslips.  I hate to drive up the jackpot but I'd love to win, lol.  what get's my goat is the advertised jackpot, $195 mil and pays 91......MM $162 mil and pays 92.  What the hell........i'll just hit them both this week end and call it a day. 

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              Posted: April 7, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

              ummmmmmmm.......guess it's time for me to use up some of those credits i have with betslips.  I hate to drive up the jackpot but I'd love to win, lol.  what get's my goat is the advertised jackpot, $195 mil and pays 91......MM $162 mil and pays 92.  What the hell........i'll just hit them both this week end and call it a day. 

              That is because PB states have more in taxes from what I have researched and other things that they contribute a portion of it to. But yeah I agree  But here is a link incase ya havent been there that will tell you EXACTLY what the pay out will be after everything is taken and what the check will be for if you take cash or if you take payments for the Mega Millions and the Power Ball for what ever state you buy your tickets in. just click on the Mega analysis and then below that is the Power Ball analysis so that way you can SEE what you will win insted of what they advertise or what they SAY the cash pay out is since we ALL know its NOT what the cash pay to US is going to be

              http://www.usamega.com/

              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 7, 2006, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                tennessee will win the next powerball pot.....

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                  detroit/michigan/usa
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                  Posted: April 7, 2006, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                  thanks for the women! when I win I'll send them back


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                    Posted: April 8, 2006, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                    tennessee will win the next powerball pot.....

                    No, I think it will be Oklahoma. Or Connecticut.

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                      Posted: April 8, 2006, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                      thanks for the women! when I win I'll send them back

                      lmaoooooooooooooo    yeah thats me and my best friend  Tee hee hee  together we are "SassaRi"  we have MANY lol  but Ri said to tell ya dont forget to leave the TIP LOL Here some more to keep ya busy lol But good luck this week everyone LETS GET RICH!!

                       

                       

                      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