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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $114 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $114 million

Release of Saturday winner information and start of Sunday sales delayed to due systems problems

Powerball winner results were delayed for the drawing on Saturday, May 13, 2006.

"Strict balancing and processing requirements" for the game required all systems to delay the start of ticket cashing for the game on Sunday morning.

Once all systems were confirmed to be in balance, at 6:55 a.m. Eastern, sales and cashing were authorized for all retailers across the country.

The Powerball grand prize was not hit Saturday evening, but 658,097 players across the nation won a total of more than $6.5 million in prizes in "America's Game".

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot will grow to an estimated $114 million for Wednesday night's drawing.

The cash option for the Wednesday, May 17th drawing will be an estimated $50.5 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday were 19, 28, 30, 47, 54 and the Powerball was 13. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Eight tickets in Iowa (2), Minnesota (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (2), and South Carolina (2) correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. One additional ticket in South Carolina not only won at that level but also had the Power Play option that multiplied the win 3 times for a total of $600,000.

Twenty-Eight tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Eight additional winning tickets at that prize level also had the Power Play option for a total prize of $30,000.

More than 107,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 3 Saturday. 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.

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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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
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Posted: May 15, 2006, 11:17 am - IP Logged

Yeah when the drawing results were not released by 1:00 am I knew there was something up.  Different excuse used this time compared to the other times they had delays.

Brad


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    Posted: May 15, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to the 2nd prize winners including the one winner with Power Play. I hope it continues to roll. Also, the last jackpot set a roll 8 record.

      bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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      Posted: May 15, 2006, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

      A lot of second place winners. Congrats to them. I think the jackpot may get up to 200 million before being won this time.

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        Posted: May 15, 2006, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

        If one state doesn't balance, the systems in every MUSL state go into what is called "lockdown". This can happen even if the host system is fine (i.e. on the vendor side) but the Lottery's ICS system has a hiccup (or vice versa).

         

        The fact that it happens so infrequently stands in pretty good contrast to other government systems IMO.

          SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
          Columbus Ohio
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          Posted: May 15, 2006, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

          wow been out the loop for a minny  guess I need to get my rear to KY and cash in my winning tickets and get on the ball LOL

          and to let ya all know the  girls are doing well

          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

            dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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            Posted: May 16, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

            Usually if there is a delay it means one or more people won. If no one wins the results are out faster.

              fja's avatar - gnome1

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              Posted: May 16, 2006, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

              Usually if there is a delay it means one or more people won. If no one wins the results are out faster.

              You think someone tried to hack in the winning number, throwing everything out of balance?

              "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

                Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
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                Posted: May 16, 2006, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                ...."but 658,097 players across the nation won a total of more than $6.5 million in prizes in "America's Game"."

                Let's see...that means the average winner in America's Game won a whopping $9.87.

                Not impressed.

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                  spy153's avatar - maren

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                  Posted: May 17, 2006, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                  well, I'm now not expecting to hit a jackpot for a few months. so it doesn't really matter to me either way.

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

                    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
                    ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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                    Posted: May 17, 2006, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                    its funny how pb results are within an hour and ten minutes after the drawing .mega millions results take from three to six hours after the drawing.powerball has 30 somethings states and mega millions has , what fourteen.Todd knews the right numbers of states for each game.ok .so when the powerball drawing goes off i,i stay up late..when the mega results come in i wake up early.the only reason i do this is ,to see if i have to go to work anymore..lol

                      SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
                      Columbus Ohio
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                      Posted: May 18, 2006, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Shocked.....  wow the results show on the Ohio Lottery site in lik 15 minutes as well as the power ball results show up in about 15 minutes on powerball.com  Try those out so that way you can see if ya won the night off and GET YOUR ASS TO THE LOTTERY OFFICE AT THE CRACK OF DAWN!!!!!!!  Lol  Well I am going to Ky this weekend to get my tickets to get back in on the PB No luck so far on MM  Good Luck everyone Cheers

                      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

                        gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
                        ONEONTA,NEW YORK
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                        Posted: May 19, 2006, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                         wow the results show on the Ohio Lottery site in lik 15 minutes as well as the power ball results show up in about 15 minutes on powerball.com  Try those out so that way you can see if ya won the night off and GET YOUR ASS TO THE LOTTERY OFFICE AT THE CRACK OF DAWN!!!!!!!  Lol  Well I am going to Ky this weekend to get my tickets to get back in on the PB No luck so far on MM  Good Luck everyone

                        thanks for thr infor.......sassyohio

                          SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
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                          Posted: May 19, 2006, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                          yw 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

                          www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever