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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $180 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $180 million

Powerball will climb to an estimated $180 million for Wednesday's draw as the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening.

Even though the jackpot was not hit, one lucky ticket from Pennsylvania won $400,000 cash with the Power Play option.  Plus, eight other lucky tickets sold in Arizona (1), Iowa (1), Nebraska (2), New Hampshire (1), Tennessee (1), Wisconsin (1), and West Virginia (1) won $200,000 each for matching all 5 white ball numbers.

The jackpot for the Wednesday, January 17th drawing will be $180 million with the cash option at $86 million.

The numbers drawn Saturday evening were 1, 21, 23, 25, 26, and the Powerball was 4. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

Fifty-six tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Ten additional players of that prize level wisely purchased the Power Play and had their prize multiplied by 2 for a $20,000 cash win.

A total of 931,399 players across the nation won more than $7.7 million in prizes playing "America's Game".

More than 140,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prize by 2 Saturday. 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 $38.4 million in tickets between Thursday and Saturday 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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Mcminnville, Oregon
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Posted: January 15, 2007, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

Well I am hoping that on Wednesday night one of the two tickets I have will come up with all 6 in a row.  I will go to bed and try and sleep until the morning.  Then I will get up and get ready to go to the lottery office.  It opens at 8:00 a.m. so I will be on time.  I will inform them that I do not want to have a press conference and that I would like to keep things private as possible.  Once I got through the formalities the next thing is just time to wait for the money to come in.  I already know that I am going to choose cash.  So come on numbers work your magic!  Now you see me!  Now you Don't!-weshar75

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    Posted: January 15, 2007, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

    I have already bought my tickets and I am feeling really lucky!! You know when you just know it is your time to win big, like I knew the pats were going beat the chargers. Lottohols is going to win big Wednesday January, 17 2007!!

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      Coastal Georgia
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      Posted: January 15, 2007, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

      I have already bought my tickets and I am feeling really lucky!! You know when you just know it is your time to win big, like I knew the pats were going beat the chargers. Lottohols is going to win big Wednesday January, 17 2007!!

      I concur on the Pats, lottohols.
      I predicted them in an upset, but I sure didn't know that the SD players would have fumbleitis and Marty would burn a valuable time out to have a play reviewed that didn't need reviewing...or go for it on 4th and 11 in field goal range( those 3 points would have helped ? )...
      Sometimes, no matter how good a of a regular season a team has, they get into pressue situations and completely melt down. I know this, as I saw it numerous times with the Atlanta Braves...

      Good luck on the Powerball !!!!!!!!!!
      DD

       

                                     

                    

       

       


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        Posted: January 15, 2007, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to the 2nd prize winners. I hope PB rolls until it reaches between 365 and 390 million.


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          Posted: January 16, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

          Bought my $5 worth with Powerplay Option last night.  It's been quite some time since Kentucky has won the big one.....hmmmm

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            Coastal Georgia
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            Posted: January 16, 2007, 10:24 am - IP Logged

            On my way later today to get 15 QP with powerplay...
            Good luck to all LP members.....
            ...DD

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              detroit/michigan/usa
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              Posted: January 16, 2007, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

              wouldn't it be nice to just slip into the lottery office, wait for funds to be deposited and just disappear into the woodwork?  Would love to secretly hit and disappear!  This works unless you're jack whittaker

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                Posted: January 16, 2007, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                Bought my $5 worth with Powerplay Option last night.  It's been quite some time since Kentucky has won the big one.....hmmmm

                Went to KY and got my tickets. Playing 10 numbers on replay with power play. I feel lucky so lets get her done!! I on the other hand will go to work, get the coworker that is in the draw with me, tell her were taking a road trip. I will then claim  my money and decline press conference and then head to columbus to start preparing a better life!

                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

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                  Posted: January 17, 2007, 10:42 am - IP Logged

                  Good luck to each and every one!  Who wouldn't want to win?  I have known for years what I would do with it.  Secure my family, buy privacy, wear ratty clothes, take care of folks I love who have taken care of me.  Have a good time and enjoy life.

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                    Coastal Georgia
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                    Posted: January 17, 2007, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Went to KY and got my tickets. Playing 10 numbers on replay with power play. I feel lucky so lets get her done!! I on the other hand will go to work, get the coworker that is in the draw with me, tell her were taking a road trip. I will then claim  my money and decline press conference and then head to columbus to start preparing a better life!

                    Git er dun Sassy !!

                    ok everyone......we have about 2 hours until the drawing.

                    Good luck all LP members !

                    DD