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Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $155 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot jumps to $155 million

by Todd Northrop

The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night once again without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $155 million, with a cash option of $75.9 million.

The new grand prize is the largest Powerball jackpot since June 2, 2010, when one ticket from Ohio won a $262 million prize.

Saturday night was the 8th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 8 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Arkansas, 3 from Florida, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Michigan, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

One of the second-prize tickets, from Florida, was purchased with the Power Play option, which has multiplied the ticket-holder's prize to a sizable $1 million.

38 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, nine also were purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize by 5 for a total cash prize of $50,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, February 19, were 3, 12, 34, 37, and 42, with Powerball number 36.  The Power Play number was 5.

A total of 1,010,817 tickets across the USA won $10,157,121 in prizes playing "America's Game" Saturday night. 152,599 of those winning tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, which multiplied the prize by 5 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.

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.

The Powerball winning numbers are published right after every drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: February 20, 2011, 10:00 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the winners, now onto the jackpot.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

    dphillips's avatar - littleuns
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
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    Posted: February 20, 2011, 10:03 am - IP Logged

    I would take $200,000 in a heartbeat, and by the way, I always do a powerplay option.

    See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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      Posted: February 20, 2011, 11:20 am - IP Logged

      49m cash option atfer full 35% tax rate applyed to 79m cash , Not a Bad jackpot....

       

      with 40m invested right, i  could be getting 4m easy a year....    this jackpot could make a smart single winner rich forever

      with 9m left over you could buy ever little silly thing your hearts desire,

      and have more come in ever year form  dividends investments.  geez

        OldSchoolPa's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
        Gurnee, Illinois
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        Posted: February 20, 2011, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

        I HAVE A DREAM....that one day I will win either the Powerball or MegaMillions jackpot!!!  And when that dream comes true, I would live off the investment interest/dividends...don't think one can go broke by not getting involved in business deals gone bad and not touching principle.

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: February 20, 2011, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          i won 0 last night enthusiasm took a hit haha

          grats to all the winners and jp is looking good

          JP Wins 2011: $3.00(1) Ten-OH, $7.00(1) PowerBall, $70.00(1)/$2.00(7) OH Classic;

          Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

          "You Can't Win If You Don't Play" ** But don't expect to win just because you play.

            freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
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            Posted: February 20, 2011, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

            This jackpot belongs to me!!!Dance

              dpoly1's avatar - driver
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              Posted: February 20, 2011, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

              It is time for a jackpot win in PA!

              Happy to win on Wednesday!

              Cool

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                Posted: February 20, 2011, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                It is time for a jackpot win in PA!

                Happy to win on Wednesday!

                Cool

                I think Delaware needs one more :D lol best of luck too all and hopefully someone here on lotterypost can take it home!!

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                  Posted: February 20, 2011, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                  I think Delaware needs one more :D lol best of luck too all and hopefully someone here on lotterypost can take it home!!

                  nooo ohio will win it

                  it would be amazing if a lp member won

                  JP Wins 2011: $3.00(1) Ten-OH, $7.00(1) PowerBall, $70.00(1)/$2.00(7) OH Classic;

                  Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

                  "You Can't Win If You Don't Play" ** But don't expect to win just because you play.

                    freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
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                    Posted: February 20, 2011, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                    Virginia is due for a win it has been over a year since somebody hit the jackpot here, Maybe i can break the ice.Bat

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                      Posted: February 20, 2011, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks, because i'm going ot be the  winner of $155. million, i knew my time was  going to  come, i was delayed but not denied!!!!!!, Oh how i thanks the Lord for this bessing.Banana

                        hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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                        Posted: February 20, 2011, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                        i won 0 last night enthusiasm took a hit haha

                        grats to all the winners and jp is looking good

                        Roll Eyes finally got a $3 winner .... neeener neeener neeener LOL

                        Indeeed VA is long over due for a nice winner and Razz @ Ohio and the few other nameless states

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                          Posted: February 20, 2011, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                          LOL.... hate to bust your bubble but (I) Oklahoma will be bringing home the Powerball jackpotWink

                            awwcrap's avatar - moon
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                            Posted: February 20, 2011, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                            mine mine mine all mine