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Powerball Jackpot Raised to $85 Million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Raised to $85 Million

The multi-state Powerball jackpot continues growing.

No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 4 winning tickets in Colorado (1), DC (1), New Hampshire (1), and Oklahoma (1) each won $400,000 with the Power Play option. In total, 517,049 players across the nation won more than $5.0 million in prizes in "America's Game".

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $85 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, May 3rd drawing will be an estimated $38.3 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 12, 23, 25, 32, 38, and the Powerball was 27. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

One ticket correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. The winning ticket was purchased in Pennsylvania (1). The four lucky tickets in Colorado (1), DC (1), New Hampshire (1), and Oklahoma (1) that matched 5 also had the Power Play option and multiplied the $200,000 prize by 2 for a total win of $400,000 million.

Twenty-six tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Seven additional winning tickets at that prize level also had the Power Play option multiplying the winnings 2 times for a total of $20,000.

More than 92,000 winning Powerball tickets multiplied the prizes by 2 Saturday. Winning players 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.

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 $22 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries have sold more than $2.4 billion in Powerball tickets so far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $700 million for worthwhile state projects.

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spy153's avatar - maren

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Posted: May 9, 2006, 10:13 am - IP Logged

just more for me to win.... if I dont get the mmillions tonight.Party

voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: May 9, 2006, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

    I'm sure alot of us here who play Powerball feel that we are going to be the ones to win the millions. Big Smile

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      baton rouge
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      Posted: May 9, 2006, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

      it will get exciting as the grand prize is going to be increasing!!!

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        Bethesda, Maryland
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        Posted: May 9, 2006, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

        5/9/2006

        seeing this figure....now, I'm awake.........pretty soon I will 'jump out of bed'...and who knows, by Friday.....I might actually purchase a ticket......lolololololol.....

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          Coastal Georgia
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          Posted: May 9, 2006, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

          5/9/2006

          seeing this figure....now, I'm awake.........pretty soon I will 'jump out of bed'...and who knows, by Friday.....I might actually purchase a ticket......lolololololol.....

          Libra, How about getting a tix on Wednesday ?

          Or did you want me to purchase the winner myself tomorrow ?

          LOL

           

                                         

                        

           

           

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            Bethesda, Maryland
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            Posted: May 9, 2006, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

            5/9/2006

            seeing this figure....now, I'm awake.........pretty soon I will 'jump out of bed'...and who knows, by Friday.....I might actually purchase a ticket......lolololololol.....

            Libra, How about getting a tix on Wednesday ?

            Or did you want me to purchase the winner myself tomorrow ?

            LOL

            5/9/2006

            lolololoolo........you see, that's why I love you my friend....You always bring a BIG SMILE to my face, no matter what.........thanks.......ok......."DD"... you twisted my arm, I'll see what I can do......

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              North Brunswick NJ
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              Posted: May 10, 2006, 8:30 am - IP Logged

              85 millions!! Where is the nearest lottery agent? I just got to get a ticket.Thumbs Up