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$200 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot heats up

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Only second time in past year to reach $200M

By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $200 million for Wednesday's drawing.

Saturday was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $105.2 Million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, five lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Florida, 2 from Maryland, 1 from North Carolina, and 1 from Texas.  None of the second-place tickets were purchased with the Power Play option — if they were, those tickets would be worth $1 million.

48 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 2 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 28, were 12, 20, 43, 51, and 55, with Powerball number 11.  The Power Play number was 4.

Wednesday's drawing will be only the second time in the past year that players are vying for a $200 million jackpot.  On April 6, 2011, one ticket sold in Indiana snagged a $218 million Powerball jackpot.  But one would have to look all the way back to June 2, 2010 to find the last jackpot greater than $200 million.  In that drawing, one ticket sold in Ohio won a $261.6 million Powerball jackpot — the the winner claimed the prize anonymously.

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, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega.

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Posted: May 29, 2011, 7:33 am - IP Logged

I bought a few quick picks on last night drawing because I thought it may rollover. The jackpot is now at $200 million it is time to step my game up for Wednesday. Once you cross the $200 million mark lots of people start playing which can make the jackpot increase more if it is another rollover. Good luck to everyone.

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    Posted: May 29, 2011, 8:19 am - IP Logged

    This is where i begin to ask the Almighty God of the Universe for His Abundant Grace and Favour, because the Bible said it's not the will of Jehovah for any of us to live in lack, in any area of our life, health, finances, phisical or emotional. I pray may the God of Abraham , Issac , and Jacob BLESS ALL OF US IN EVERY AREA THAT WE LACK.


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      Posted: May 29, 2011, 9:06 am - IP Logged

      Finally the jackpot is large enough for a group play. Good luck everyone.

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        Posted: May 29, 2011, 9:30 am - IP Logged

        I'm ready. good luck everyone.

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        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:23 am - IP Logged

          WOW - Now that's some serious CASH ++++++++

          Hell, I'm happy when I win a C-note tho, so............

          But, Hmmm...I think $200M is my new 'lucky' number!! Heheheee

          In any event, best of luck to us ALL $$$$$$$$$

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            Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:23 am - IP Logged

            $200 million sounds good to me......Hurray!

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              Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:29 am - IP Logged

              Tweak it up...!

                                                           

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                Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                I bought a few quick picks on last night drawing because I thought it may rollover. The jackpot is now at $200 million it is time to step my game up for Wednesday. Once you cross the $200 million mark lots of people start playing which can make the jackpot increase more if it is another rollover. Good luck to everyone.

                WOW! I'm pleasantly suprised that it rolled over..... A  $200 Million Jackpot will provide a lot of dreaming for people over the Memorial Day weekend!  Good Luck to everyone on LP! and have a good holiday!Patriot

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                  Posted: May 29, 2011, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                  "None of the second-place tickets were purchased with the Power Play option — if they were, those tickets would be worth $1 million."

                   

                  Yeah but at least they saved themselves a dollar!

                  Man, I'd be kickin' myself all up and down the mountain.

                  That's why I always get the multiplier. If I can't afford an extra buck a ticket, I probably shouldn't be playin' in the first place.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: May 29, 2011, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                    Its time for Maryland to have the Jackpot spotlight shining on it.  Im ready to be the holder of the jackpot ticket.  This is great news for everyone though.  Mania is on

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                      Posted: May 29, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Won 12 dollars on the last drawing planning on using it to buy a few more numbers this week.

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                        Posted: May 29, 2011, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                        $200,000,000; I'll take it! Wink

                        I am a millionaire!

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                          Posted: May 29, 2011, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm already heated up!

                          Come on $200 Million!

                          Pennsylvania is due for a big winner ......... who is short like me! Cool

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                            Posted: May 29, 2011, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                            "None of the second-place tickets were purchased with the Power Play option — if they were, those tickets would be worth $1 million."

                             

                            Yeah but at least they saved themselves a dollar!

                            Man, I'd be kickin' myself all up and down the mountain.

                            That's why I always get the multiplier. If I can't afford an extra buck a ticket, I probably shouldn't be playin' in the first place.

                            Depends, if the winning ticket was one of the extra tickets you bought because you didn't spend the extra dollars for PowerPlay on fewer tickets then you might not.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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