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$222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls

PowerballPowerball: $222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls

The Powerball lottery jackpot continues to build, nearly matching the $225 million jackpot level attained by Mega Millions earlier this month before it was won by three tickets from California, Ohio, and Virginia.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers the jackpot grew to an estimated $222 million for Wednesday night's drawing, with a cash option of $113 million.

It is the largest Powerball jackpot in more than a year. The last Powerball jackpot to reach this level was a $275 Million jackpot on March 15, 2008.

Even though the grand prize was not hit Saturday evening, 1,195,213 players across the nation won a total of $12,069,724 in prizes in "America's Game".

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 19, 23, 34, 52, 57 and the Powerball was 21. The Power Play multiplier was 5.

Eight lucky players correctly matched the first 5 numbers for a $200,000 prize:  3 from Florida (2 with Power Play), 1 from Kansas, 1 from Missouri, 2 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Wisconsin.

The 3 tickets that were purchased with the Power Play option automatically had their winining tickets multiplied to $1 million each.

40 tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.

Three of the winners of that prize category purchased the Power Play option that multiplied the win 5 times for a total of $50,000.

A total of 198,384 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 any winnings from 2-5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing that night's multiplier is selected by computer random number generator.

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 $48,153,142 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Thursday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold more than $2.56 billion in Powerball tickets in FY08. That translates into more than $743 million for worthwhile state projects.

Powerball is now played in 30 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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United States
Member #58528
February 18, 2008
710 Posts
Posted: May 24, 2009, 9:39 am - IP Logged

Powerball is just building itself towards a world record jackpot.They promised us huge jackpots when Florida joined MUSL and now they are trying to live up to all the hype.I hope it reaches a new record before it hits again.


    United States
    Member #26330
    November 16, 2005
    330 Posts
    Posted: May 24, 2009, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

    Duece's Wild.........Hope this jackpot rolls to a record.............Good Luck Everyone.....

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      Dallas, TX
      United States
      Member #60284
      April 12, 2008
      3856 Posts
      Posted: May 24, 2009, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

      Expect increase of 100+ mill before a winner.

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        United States
        Member #37433
        April 14, 2006
        2747 Posts
        Posted: May 24, 2009, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

        I got an advance play pb ticket with first five numbers 6 7 17 28 40. I'd be mad happy if I hit the $200K. Just enough to set me on my way. I hope Refafu hears me.

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          United States
          Member #56506
          November 21, 2007
          6537 Posts
          Posted: May 24, 2009, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

          I don't need it to keep rolling. I hope it gets hit this Wednesday...by me! Smiley

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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            United States
            Member #66141
            October 16, 2008
            1711 Posts
            Posted: May 24, 2009, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            I hope a nice guy from Pennsylvania wins !

            Me !

            Social Security doesn't go very far !


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              United States
              Member #71029
              February 17, 2009
              603 Posts
              Posted: May 24, 2009, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

              I think a 40 mile trip to Kentuky is worth the trip now LOL

              Just hope I don't see my brother-in-laws LOL

              "Don't Give Up.Don't Ever Give Up"

              Jim Valvano ex N.C.State basketball coach Thumbs Up


                United States
                Member #24439
                October 22, 2005
                638 Posts
                Posted: May 24, 2009, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                Is this a record jackpot since Florida joined or latest matrix change.

                What was the previous record.

                I recall PB as be getting over $100M.

                  United States
                  Member #58528
                  February 18, 2008
                  710 Posts
                  Posted: May 24, 2009, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Is this a record jackpot since Florida joined or latest matrix change.

                  What was the previous record.

                  I recall PB as be getting over $100M.

                  If memory serves,the largest Powerball jackpot was 365 million dollars.I think it was won in Nebraska by 8 or 9 people that had a lottery pool.

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                    ATL, GA
                    United States
                    Member #64657
                    September 3, 2008
                    12 Posts
                    Posted: May 24, 2009, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Just want to know is it possible to play powerball online? Is it ok legal? Any advice greatly appreciated. Tired of collecting unemployment haven't had any luck finding a job planning to go back to school, decide to play lottery I did told myself i won't be playing it for a while but I guess its tempting no I'm not addicted just dream that I will will win BIG someday like millions of other out there......thank you for for anyone advice & feedback!Patriot

                      Milwaukee, WI
                      United States
                      Member #3131
                      December 27, 2003
                      665 Posts
                      Posted: May 24, 2009, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                      I already have the 77 mil after taxes already budgeted...

                      So buy lots of tickets and add to my fund!


                        United States
                        Member #72106
                        March 9, 2009
                        31 Posts
                        Posted: May 25, 2009, 12:14 am - IP Logged

                        Well, I wish you luck. Here are some lucky numbers 06-13-23-48-59-21 and 06-13-33-46-48-12

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                          United States
                          United States
                          Member #68252
                          December 16, 2008
                          168 Posts
                          Posted: May 25, 2009, 2:49 am - IP Logged

                          PartyGOD please hear my prayer of winning the jackpot...I just got mine...waiting for my millions now.....everything is set.


                          Good luck to all.

                          "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

                                                                                                        Psalms 37:34

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                            Member #62741
                            July 7, 2008
                            601 Posts
                            Posted: May 25, 2009, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                            HIGH Powerball should make RPAUL CEO of Tn lottery happy!C2