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Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $100 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $100 million

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to grow to the delight of players all over the country.

Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 503,503 players across the nation won a total of more than $5 million in prizes in "America's Game".

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $100 million for Saturday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Saturday, May 13th drawing will be an estimated $44.7 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 3, 4, 11, 37, 44 and the Powerball was 24. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Eight lucky players in DC (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (1), Minnesota (1), New Hampshire (1), Oregon (1), Rhode Island (1), and Tennessee (1) correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000.

Twenty-Eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Three additional winners of that prize category also wisely purchased the Power Play option that multiplied their win 3 times for a total of $30,000.

More than 87,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3 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 $21.1 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries have sold approximately $2.5 billion in Powerball tickets so far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $725 million for worthwhile state projects.

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bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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Posted: May 11, 2006, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

I guess more people will be playing now that it is at 100 million.

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    Posted: May 11, 2006, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

    makes me no difference....I always play Wink 

    Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

      bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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      Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah, but a lot of people won't play unless it is above 100 million or more.

        Michael E. Port's avatar - walt
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        Posted: May 12, 2006, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

        My Die Hard Multi-Lottery Club has two tickets in this Power Ball drawing.  Our tickets were purchase in Washington D.C.

        I have two numbers for myself, my tickets were purchased in Oklahoma.

        I'm excited that it's $100 Million.

        Michael

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          Posted: May 12, 2006, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

          I have to work tomorrow night.. It will be a killer.. I hated it when it gets so high..

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            Posted: May 13, 2006, 7:29 am - IP Logged

            My Die Hard Multi-Lottery Club has two tickets in this Power Ball drawing.  Our tickets were purchase in Washington D.C.

            I have two numbers for myself, my tickets were purchased in Oklahoma.

            I'm excited that it's $100 Million.

            Michael

            My lottery club has 3 Powerball tickets, bought in Louisiana. We put up $4 every payday and buy 3 Powerball and 3 Louisiana Lotto tickets for the next 4 drawings. I also buy a Powerball for myself when it hits $100million.

            This could be the one.

            PrisonerSix

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              Posted: May 13, 2006, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

              My Die Hard Multi-Lottery Club has two tickets in this Power Ball drawing.  Our tickets were purchase in Washington D.C.

              I have two numbers for myself, my tickets were purchased in Oklahoma.

              I'm excited that it's $100 Million.

              Michael

              My lottery club has 3 Powerball tickets, bought in Louisiana. We put up $4 every payday and buy 3 Powerball and 3 Louisiana Lotto tickets for the next 4 drawings. I also buy a Powerball for myself when it hits $100million.

              This could be the one.

              PrisonerSix

              With all my heart I hope you hit it...

               

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                Posted: May 14, 2006, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                Hyper  Keep on rolling over until we get a shot at it on May 31st here in NC Banana