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Powerball lottery jackpot raised to $260M

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Largest Powerball jackpot of the year

by Todd Northrop

The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing happened last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $260 million, with a cash option of $134.2 million.

Saturday night was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 11 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Illinois, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from New Mexico, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 3 from Pennsylvania, and 1 from Wisconsin.

Two of the second-prize tickets, the ticket sold in Florida and one of the tickets sold in New York, were purchased with the Power Play option, which has multiplied the ticket-holders' prizes to a sizable $1 million.

75 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 14 also were purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize by 4 for a total cash prize of $40,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 29, were 1, 3, 24, 28, and 41, with Powerball number 10. The Power Play number was 4.

Only four jackpots in the past three years have been larger than the upcoming Wednesday drawing.

  • On August 19, 2009, a retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on tickets won a $260 million Powerball jackpot.
  • The May 27 jackpot, worth $232 million in yearly payments, was hit by a 23-year-old South Dakota rancher who opted for the lump sum. The check was for $88,504,147 after taxes were withheld.
  • The March 15, 2008, prize reached $276 million before being snagged by eight coworkers in a West Virginia tax office.
  • On Aug. 25, 2007, one of the biggest Powerball prizes ever, $314 million, was hit in Indiana. An Ohio man and his two children collected.

In the Powerball drawing last night, a total of 1,542,606 tickets across the USA won $15,085,297 in prizes playing "America's Game". 262,507 of those winning tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, which multiplied the prize by 4 Saturday.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is multiplied from 2-5 times, depending on a computerized random number generated that evening. Second-place Power Play-enabled tickets matching five numbers but not the Powerball are always multiplied by 5 times, for a $1 million prize.

In the month of May 2010, a special 10x promotion was held, which replaced on of the 5x multipliers with a 10x selection.  Because the Power Play 10x promotion was not won in the month of May, it will continue next drawing and each drawing thereafter until the 10x multiplier is drawn.

The lotteries sold $2.56 billion in Powerball tickets in fiscal year 2009, translating into over $743 million for state projects.

Powerball is now played in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: May 30, 2010, 10:28 am - IP Logged

That's it.

It's Hammer Time.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

 

 

    Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
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    Posted: May 30, 2010, 11:01 am - IP Logged

    I'm getting 10 numbers this time.

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      Posted: May 30, 2010, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

      PartyOh yeah........my money is growing........As I said before this is mine, Im blessed to receive the jp........

      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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        Posted: May 30, 2010, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

        PartyOh yeah........my money is growing........As I said before this is mine, Im blessed to receive the jp........

        Good luck to all.

        Hate to burst your bubble, Halle, but this JP is all mine!!  lol  I'm just as blessed!  I've been waiting for this one!

        Luck is when preparation meets opportunity!    Cool

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          Posted: May 30, 2010, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          That's it.

          It's Hammer Time.

          Big Grin

          ''YOU CAN PAY FOR SCHOOL BUT, YOU CAN'T BUY CLASS''Thumbs Up

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            Posted: May 30, 2010, 2:17 pm - IP Logged
            • GET THOSE PLAYSLIPS OUT AND REEADDDY!!!
            • PLAY THEM.

                               Party       US Flag     PartyUS FlagParty 

            • DRINK A COLD ONE BEFORE WEDNESDAY'S DRAWING.

            Here's to you, Here's to Me, May the best number's win the Powerball!!!    Cheers


            May it Roll!!!>!>>!???!Idea

            - ILOVETHELOTTERY Sun Smiley

              dpoly1's avatar - driver
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              Posted: May 30, 2010, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

              $87+ Million after the Federal Confiscation !

              Sun Smiley

              I will take it !

              Pennsylvania needs another big winner !

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                THRUST's avatar - f35l

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                Posted: May 30, 2010, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                I AM GOING TO WIN THE JACKPOT...SHARING WITH GRAVE...I GOT YOUR BACK MY BROTHER!!!

                I AM WINNING, GOT MY TICKETS THIS MORNING...WILL BE DOING ALL SORTS OF PRAYING AND VOO DOO.

                I KNOW I AM THE WINNER!!!

                 

                Party

                 

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                $1,000,000

                  Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                  Posted: May 30, 2010, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Looks like I'll be winning $260,000,000.Big Smile

                  Gonna win.Big Smile

                    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                    Posted: May 30, 2010, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

                    Everyone is going to have to stand in line behind me. LOL

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

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                      Posted: May 30, 2010, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Nobody going to win this time !

                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: May 30, 2010, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Nobody going to win this time !

                        Hey Tony,

                        Welcome.

                        Any chance you're a motivational speaker by trade?

                        Anybody need a wet blanket?


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

                          HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                          Posted: May 30, 2010, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Hey Tony,

                          Welcome.

                          Any chance you're a motivational speaker by trade?

                          Anybody need a wet blanket?

                          LOL!!!

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                          Disney

                            HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                            Posted: May 30, 2010, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                            $87+ Million after the Federal Confiscation !

                            Sun Smiley

                            I will take it !

                            Pennsylvania needs another big winner !

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                            OR

                            $83.3 Million after additional Federal and State (Illinois) Confiscation!

                            Sun Smiley

                            I will take it !

                            Illinois needs a big jackpot winner in me!

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                            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                            Disney