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Lucky 13 win $600,000 Powerball lottery prize

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In Tennessee, a pool of 13 lottery players claimed Saturday's $600,000 Powerball prize.

The $600,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Hendersonville. The winning ticket matched the first five Powerball numbers drawn Saturday evening, but did not match the Powerball number.

Normally a ticket matching "5+0" would win $200,000, but the group had also purchased the Power Play option, which multiplies any non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times, depending on the spin of a wheel the happens before the drawing.

The Power Play number chosen Saturday was 3, so instead of claiming a $200,000 prize, the 13 employees of Nashville-based Hardaway Construction will divide $600,000.

"We always play the Power Play," said Harold Sterry, the group's leader and "lucky charm," according to the other members.

Sterry purchased the winning ticket at Stop N Buy on Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville.

After nearly a year of paying $4 per person each week to play the twice-weekly drawings, the group won its biggest prize ever.

They continue to play, hoping a jackpot win will be next.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: October 25, 2007, 9:29 am - IP Logged

13 seems to be a lucky pool size for playing PowerBall, last year the 13 Missouri workers won a $224M jackpot and some years back a group of 13 factory workers from Ohio won a $260M PB jackpot in Indiana or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: October 25, 2007, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

    "or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing."  RJOh

     

    Yup!  Everyone keeps saying that "it only takes one" which is true.  But 50 gives you 49 more chances.  It's all about odds & chance, although 100 out of 146 million isn't great, just better.  You can purchase 10,000 tickets and win nothing and the newbie in back of you who found 4 quarters in his pocket and decided to buy a ticket for the first time in his life might get lucky.

    Off the topic a bit - Did anyone watch when Deal or No Deal had the week where they added a million dollar prize every time a contestant didn't win it?  In the last game the player had 8 shots at a million.  That was 8 in 26 cases.   Still, none of the contestants hit the grand prize.  So think about 1 in 146 million.

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      Posted: October 25, 2007, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

      "or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing."  RJOh

       

      Yup!  Everyone keeps saying that "it only takes one" which is true.  But 50 gives you 49 more chances.  It's all about odds & chance, although 100 out of 146 million isn't great, just better.  You can purchase 10,000 tickets and win nothing and the newbie in back of you who found 4 quarters in his pocket and decided to buy a ticket for the first time in his life might get lucky.

      Off the topic a bit - Did anyone watch when Deal or No Deal had the week where they added a million dollar prize every time a contestant didn't win it?  In the last game the player had 8 shots at a million.  That was 8 in 26 cases.   Still, none of the contestants hit the grand prize.  So think about 1 in 146 million.

      i was watching all of those episodes justx and people chose the million dollar case but they were too scared to keep passing on offers until the end so they missed out. they never kept going until someone won now its only on once a week and its back to only one million dollar case on the board. tn lottery now has a scratch off game where you get a second chance drawing to win a trip to play on tv for deal or no deal but im sure many states have that game just like the world series of poker had scratch offs in many states. you are right the odds are better on that show than the powerball or megamillions and no one has won a million on the actual show they had to give away a million to a home viewer just so they can say it happened once. the show still has great ratings even though no one has won on the actual game. they have a $10,000 at home game you can play by text messaging or emailing during the show and i enter that when i am watching.

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        Posted: October 27, 2007, 9:06 am - IP Logged

        I know Harold. It was a quick pick ticket, He always does QP and this is his 3rd big win. Way to go!

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          Posted: October 27, 2007, 10:25 am - IP Logged

          "or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing."  RJOh

           

          Yup!  Everyone keeps saying that "it only takes one" which is true.  But 50 gives you 49 more chances.  It's all about odds & chance, although 100 out of 146 million isn't great, just better.  You can purchase 10,000 tickets and win nothing and the newbie in back of you who found 4 quarters in his pocket and decided to buy a ticket for the first time in his life might get lucky.

          Off the topic a bit - Did anyone watch when Deal or No Deal had the week where they added a million dollar prize every time a contestant didn't win it?  In the last game the player had 8 shots at a million.  That was 8 in 26 cases.   Still, none of the contestants hit the grand prize.  So think about 1 in 146 million.

          This group was buying only 13 tickets per draw..

          Sounds reasonable.

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            konane's avatar - wallace
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            Posted: October 28, 2007, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to them!!  Party 

            Yes $4 a week per person for that kind of return is very reasonable.

            Good luck to everyone!

              dumars798's avatar - batman17
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              Posted: October 30, 2007, 9:28 am - IP Logged

              WTG!!

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                Posted: November 7, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                "or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing."  RJOh

                 

                Yup!  Everyone keeps saying that "it only takes one" which is true.  But 50 gives you 49 more chances.  It's all about odds & chance, although 100 out of 146 million isn't great, just better.  You can purchase 10,000 tickets and win nothing and the newbie in back of you who found 4 quarters in his pocket and decided to buy a ticket for the first time in his life might get lucky.

                Off the topic a bit - Did anyone watch when Deal or No Deal had the week where they added a million dollar prize every time a contestant didn't win it?  In the last game the player had 8 shots at a million.  That was 8 in 26 cases.   Still, none of the contestants hit the grand prize.  So think about 1 in 146 million.

                It's probably better that we rarely know how the people in line before or after us fared.

                4 Quarters? You know you'd be mad ... Crying 

                Looks like this group will get about $33,000 each after about 25%~28% taken out. Not bad. 

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                  bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                  Posted: November 8, 2007, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                  "or it could be the $50+ worth of tickets per drawing."  RJOh

                   

                  Yup!  Everyone keeps saying that "it only takes one" which is true.  But 50 gives you 49 more chances.  It's all about odds & chance, although 100 out of 146 million isn't great, just better.  You can purchase 10,000 tickets and win nothing and the newbie in back of you who found 4 quarters in his pocket and decided to buy a ticket for the first time in his life might get lucky.

                  Off the topic a bit - Did anyone watch when Deal or No Deal had the week where they added a million dollar prize every time a contestant didn't win it?  In the last game the player had 8 shots at a million.  That was 8 in 26 cases.   Still, none of the contestants hit the grand prize.  So think about 1 in 146 million.

                  Wholy crap! $50 from 13 people?  I have tried many times in the offices I work at to get pools going and if you have to put in more than $1 no one wants to play. 

                  What?

                  Money won is twice as good as money earned!