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Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $60 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot reaches $60 million

The Powerball jackpot is on the move again.  No one hit the jackpot Saturday, but 465,410 players across the nation won a total of more than $4.8 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 $60 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, June 7th drawing will be an estimated $26.9 million. The numbers drawn Saturday were 5, 6, 18, 20, 50, and the Powerball was 35. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Two tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These winning tickets were purchased in North Carolina (1), and Tennessee (1).

Twenty-six tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Eight additional winners at that prize level also had the Power Play option multiplying their winnings 5 times for a total of $50,000.

More than 84,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 5 Saturday. They 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 $21.1 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries have sold more than $2.6 billion in Powerball tickets so far in fiscal year 2006. That translates into approximately $750 million for worthwhile state projects.

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BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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Posted: June 5, 2006, 11:30 am - IP Logged

I'm in this powerball run                The last one .I didnt have a winner (the $200.00 ticket = 0 )   

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    Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

    I'll sure be getting a couple of tickets for this drawing!

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      Posted: June 5, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

      North Carolina aint playin with the other states....they have gotten another 2nd prize winner.  I just got back from getting a ticket in NC. 

      Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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        Posted: June 5, 2006, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

        We are coming out like gang-busters!!  It's wonderful

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          Charlotte, North Carolina
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          Posted: June 6, 2006, 9:08 am - IP Logged

          I think i will skip out on the next draw. I haven't had much luck. Only thing is that when I stop playing my numbers, they will probably come out. This is so frustrating. Just give me the 60 million already. I think I have waited long enough.

           

          I see a huge powerball win in my future!

                                  Hyper


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            Posted: June 6, 2006, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

            Congratulations to the 2nd prize winners including the winner in NC. I'm happy PB rolled. It's now the largest jackpot in the United States although CA SLP also rolled too.