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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $179 million

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Three $1 million Power Play prizes won

The Powerball jackpot is on the move in big ways.

Even though the grand prize was not awarded Saturday, three lucky tickets in Colorado, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania each won $1 million with Power Play. A total of 885,793 tickets across the nation won more than $12.8 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 $179 million. The cash option for the Wednesday, September 20th drawing will be an estimated $83.5 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 7, 8, 26, 27, 42 and the Powerball was 12. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Eleven tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000. These winning tickets were purchased in Iowa (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (2), Minnesota (1), North Carolina (2), Oklahoma (1), South Carolina (1), US Virgin Islands (1) and Vermont (1). The three lucky tickets in Colorado (1), Nebraska (1), and Pennsylvania (1) not only matched the 5 white numbers, but also purchased the Power Play ption multiplying the $200,000 prize by 5 for a total win of $1 million.

Forty-five tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000 each. Nine additional winners of that prize category also purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $50,000 each.

More than 145,000 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 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 $36.5 million worth of tickets between Thursday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold $2.8 billion in Powerball tickets in FY06. That translates into more than $800 million for worthwhile state projects.

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Posted: September 17, 2006, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

yeahhh,,i wish i can the jackpot...good luck folks

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    Posted: September 17, 2006, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

    OK..  MM just hit....so it's time for PB to do the same !!!

     

    Good luck to all LP members !

    DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     


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      Posted: September 18, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to 2nd prize winners winning $1 million for Power Play. I hope PB continues to roll.

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        Dunn / Kinston North Carolina
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        Posted: September 18, 2006, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

        Quick Pick Rules!!! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: September 19, 2006, 12:27 am - IP Logged

          Quick Pick Rules!!! Thumbs Up


          $PEND..............MONEY!

          buy.......QUICK-PICK!!!

          visit Savannah, Georgia ...........................

          on your way to...BAINBRIDGE,GA

          DON'T...........................get LOST......................U-are-HERE!!!!!!!!!!

          PSYKOMO 

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            Posted: September 30, 2006, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

            On the 23rd I was sooooo close...

            I had 05 13 21 26 50  PB 20

              Missed 1/2 of 200 mil by 1 number... 1 stinking number...

             But $10K is not hard to take...

            $6825.55 after taxes....  After 25 years of trying...

             Welll I got SOME of my money back...  :-) Banana

             MarkP

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              Posted: September 30, 2006, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

              On the 23rd I was sooooo close...

              I had 05 13 21 26 50  PB 20

                Missed 1/2 of 200 mil by 1 number... 1 stinking number...

               But $10K is not hard to take...

              $6825.55 after taxes....  After 25 years of trying...

               Welll I got SOME of my money back...  :-) Banana

               MarkP

              How did you arrive at those numbers ?

               

              Inquiring minds want to know.... 

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                Posted: September 30, 2006, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

                How did you arrive at those numbers ?

                 

                Inquiring minds want to know.... 

                I think there is something in the water up there in WI. Was it a quick-pick? LOL jarasan