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Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $180 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot increased to $180 million

By Todd Northrop

The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Saturday's drawing to grow to an estimated $180 million, with a cash option of $100.3 million.

Wednesday night was the 10th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 13 lucky tickets matched the first five numbers for a $200,000 second-place prize: 1 from Arkansas, 2 from Connecticut, 1 from Florida, 1 from Illinois, 1 from Kansas, 1 from Massachusetts, 1 from Minnesota, 1 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, and 3 from Ohio.

The ticket sold in Arkansas was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize to a sizeable $1 million. It was sold in Tuckerman (in Jackson County) at EZ Mart 429.

54 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 15 also were purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize by 2 for a total cash prize of $20,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, August 3, were 13, 19, 21, 28, and 49, with Powerall number 11. The Power Play number was 2.

The last Powerball jackpot to reach or exceed the size of the upcoming Saturday drawing was on June 1, 2011, when one ticket from New York won a $200 million grand prize.

A total of 1,290,407 tickets across the USA won more than $10.5 million in prizes playing "America's Game" Wednesday. 182,411 of those winning tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, which multiplied the prize by 2.

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 41 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 at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
United States
Member #66141
October 16, 2008
1737 Posts
Posted: August 4, 2011, 9:42 am - IP Logged

Woo Hoo ............... !

Ima gonna win the big one .............

I Hope 1 person wins

Sun Smiley

    Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
    Little Rock, AR
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    December 19, 2008
    243 Posts
    Posted: August 4, 2011, 10:04 am - IP Logged

    I wish I was that 1 million dollar winner in arkansas. I would hae been happy with that.

      dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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      November 12, 2009
      6330 Posts
      Posted: August 4, 2011, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      $180 Million sounds good to me........

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        East Coast Sand
        United States
        Member #114387
        July 30, 2011
        21 Posts
        Posted: August 4, 2011, 10:11 am - IP Logged

        $180 Million sounds good to me........


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          February 12, 2006
          698 Posts
          Posted: August 4, 2011, 11:05 am - IP Logged

          its about time its growing

          100 million cash, that's the level i start buying 2 tickets

          now here hoping it makes it to 150 million cash or 300m  level persay for pb

          and then i can really buy some tickets


          thro i won't enjoy paying 2 bucks  per ticket come 2012, but they say it make pb have more of these high jackpots more often....

            hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

            United States
            Member #52345
            May 21, 2007
            2783 Posts
            Posted: August 4, 2011, 11:06 am - IP Logged

            $180 Million sounds good to me........

            Skeptical sounds good to me too ...... but breaking the $200 Million mark sounds even better Lep

              freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
              Sunny part of town
              United States
              Member #102877
              December 27, 2010
              224 Posts
              Posted: August 4, 2011, 11:51 am - IP Logged

              I would not mind the cash option of  71.4 million deposited into my account after taxes!Dance

                diamondpalace's avatar - Untitled 2.jpg
                Dallas, TX
                United States
                Member #60284
                April 12, 2008
                3856 Posts
                Posted: August 4, 2011, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                Let's get em!

                  sandia's avatar - disney24

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                  March 13, 2011
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                  Posted: August 4, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Let's get em!

                   Diamondpalace, I agree let's. That is, if Powerball jackpot favors TEXAS!Thumbs Up

                    Republic of Texas
                    United States
                    Member #57557
                    January 9, 2008
                    1095 Posts
                    Posted: August 4, 2011, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                     Diamondpalace, I agree let's. That is, if Powerball jackpot favors TEXAS!Thumbs Up

                    Hell Yeah!   White Bounce



                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
                      United States
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                      April 28, 2009
                      14903 Posts
                      Posted: August 4, 2011, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Hell Yeah!   White Bounce

                      Hey, what about Tennessee?


                      T for Texas

                      T for Tennessee

                      T for Thelma

                      The gal that made a wreck outta me.







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

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke



                        diamondpalace's avatar - Untitled 2.jpg
                        Dallas, TX
                        United States
                        Member #60284
                        April 12, 2008
                        3856 Posts
                        Posted: August 5, 2011, 2:32 am - IP Logged

                         Diamondpalace, I agree let's. That is, if Powerball jackpot favors TEXAS!Thumbs Up

                        I have a feeling there will be more than one jackpot winners, whenever the winning numbers arrive for players. To me, which is good.

                          redhot7's avatar - SetforLifeLogo
                          United States
                          Member #112364
                          June 17, 2011
                          661 Posts
                          Posted: August 5, 2011, 3:34 am - IP Logged

                          Too bad we don't have Power Ball in my state.

                            thePharaoh's avatar - pharaoh
                            United States
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                            May 29, 2011
                            32 Posts
                            Posted: August 5, 2011, 4:07 am - IP Logged

                            $180 million!  yes i gonna play!