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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $155 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $155 million

Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, a total of 746,524 players across the nation won more than $8.7 million in prizes playing "America's Game".

The jackpot for the Saturday, July 29th drawing will be $155 million with the cash option at $70.7 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday evening were 5, 10, 17, 24, 43, and the Powerball was 31. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Two tickets sold in North Carolina won $800,000 each with the Power Play option.  In addition, five other lucky tickets won $200,000 for matching 5 white ball numbers in the states of Indiana (1), Minnesota (2), Missouri (1), and Oklahoma (1).

Forty-six tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Nine additional players of that prize level purchased the Power Play and had their prize multiplied by 4 for a $40,000 cash win.

More than 122,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 4 Wednesday. They were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for $1. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball 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 $31.2 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The lotteries sold $2.8 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2006. That translates into over $800 million for worthwhile state projects.

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Coastal Georgia
United States
Member #2653
October 30, 2003
1866 Posts
Posted: July 28, 2006, 10:50 am - IP Logged

Ok, it's time for a hit... preferably , my ticket purchased in SC..

Good luck, 







    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

    United States
    Member #12618
    March 18, 2005
    2060 Posts
    Posted: July 28, 2006, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

    I wouldn't mind hitting it also. =)

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Mcminnville, Oregon
      United States
      Member #3013
      December 13, 2003
      3047 Posts
      Posted: July 28, 2006, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

      Just remember if on sunday morning you here that one winner from "Stop and Go" on W 18th Ave in Eugene, Oregon has sold a winner.  Do not assume I am the winner and please do not PM me.  Because I will be having a party at my house like it is the year 2000.  THE YEAR 2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-weshar75

        United States
        Member #12322
        March 11, 2005
        36 Posts
        Posted: July 28, 2006, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

        hummmmmmmmmm.......I think that I could retire off that sum!!!! Betslips........take me awayyyyyyyy!

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          United States
          Member #38687
          May 3, 2006
          315 Posts
          Posted: July 29, 2006, 1:42 am - IP Logged

          mega millions is really strugglin to break $100 here lately... This seems to be the season of the "High Rollin" for Powerball.  I love it.  What's even better is that PB just added North Carolina and its still rollin.....not that NC isn't trying for the jackpot cause they have had quite a few 2nd prize winners.  It'll be interesting to see where the pot get hit...........

          Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

            United States
            Member #16612
            June 2, 2005
            3493 Posts
            Posted: July 29, 2006, 10:49 am - IP Logged

            Congratulations to 2nd prize winners especially the two winners in North Carolina. I hope PB continues to roll and set new roll records.

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              United States
              Member #38687
              May 3, 2006
              315 Posts
              Posted: July 30, 2006, 2:02 am - IP Logged

              looks like we'll get another chance for big money ........... no one won

              Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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                San Jose, California
                United States
                Member #42003
                June 26, 2006
                206 Posts
                Posted: July 30, 2006, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                Is it worth to travel 6 hours to buy a powerball ticket when the jackpot is this big? Meanwhile, treat it as a short vaction.

                  United States
                  Member #30273
                  January 14, 2006
                  494 Posts
                  Posted: July 30, 2006, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                  I've got my tickets for Wednesday already. It's time for a Delaware win!!!

                  PS: If I win, I'll use Delaware's anonymous option and deny it! LOL

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                    new orleans
                    United States
                    Member #42621
                    July 6, 2006
                    59 Posts
                    Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

                    I'D TAKE ALL OF MINE IN ONE LUMP SUM.


                    WHY WAIT 20 YEARS for an annuity? 

                    MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU DO something with the money!!!!

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