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$173 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased

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By Todd Northrop

The multi-state Powerball lottery drawing took place last night without any jackpot winners, causing the new jackpot for Wednesday's drawing to grow to an estimated $173 million, with a cash option of $107.7 million.

Saturday night was the 9th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Colorado, 2 from Florida, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Minnesota, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

None of the second prize tickets was purchased with the Power Play option.

40 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 4 also were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, April 22, were 6, 8, 20, 42, and 51, with Powerball number 16.

The last Powerball jackpot to reach or exceed the size of the upcoming Wednesday drawing was on February 11, 2011, when Louise White, a "vivacious" 81-year-old from Newport, Rhode Island, won $336.4 million — the third-largest Powerball lottery jackpot in the history of the game.  (See Rhode Island woman, 81, claims $336 Million Powerball jackpot, Lottery Post, March 6, 2012.)

A total of 668,762 tickets across the USA won more than $12.6 million in prizes playing "America's Game" Saturday. 105,636 of those winning tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, which increased their prizes up to 4 times.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased by a set amount.  For example, second-place Power Play-enabled tickets matching five numbers but not the Powerball are increased from $1 million to $2 million.

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.

The Powerball winning numbers are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: April 22, 2012, 9:31 am - IP Logged

Well it's about time PB.  Roll PB, roll! Dance WOOT!! White Bounce

 

Won a whopping $4 last night, gonna roll it for Wedns + my usual $4. I may even throw in another $2. My palms are a itchin'.  Hyper

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singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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    Posted: April 22, 2012, 9:59 am - IP Logged

    $173 MILLION Hurray!

    "You have to be in it to win it!"

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      Posted: April 22, 2012, 10:06 am - IP Logged

      powerball has a long way to go

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        Posted: April 22, 2012, 10:27 am - IP Logged

        Climb,baby climb!Climb to at least $200,000,000.

        When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

        There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: April 22, 2012, 10:50 am - IP Logged

          I've received a psychic impression that I'm not going to win the jackpot on this run (I'm an Oracle, you know).

          Let's see if I'm right.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

            dpoly1's avatar - driver
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            Posted: April 22, 2012, 11:23 am - IP Logged

            I had the Powerball with powerplay & I will get 4 X my money back when I get back home from IN!
            Looking for a very nice wire transfer of $80,775,000 from the next Powerball Drawing!
            Woo Hoo!

            dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

             

            Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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              Posted: April 22, 2012, 11:32 am - IP Logged

              I've received a psychic impression that I'm not going to win the jackpot on this run (I'm an Oracle, you know).

              Let's see if I'm right.

              Odds are you're right!

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

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                Posted: April 22, 2012, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                Good things come in threes right ?  Just got 2 pieces of great news earlier this week, so I am thinking that taking home the $173 million jackpot would be a logical choice for the  third  !!!!!

                Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                  Posted: April 22, 2012, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                  $173 million sounds good to me.....Banana

                  I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                    Posted: April 22, 2012, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Roll PB roll......

                    I am willing to drive to the border to buy PB tickets once it hits a record. No Pity!

                      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                      Posted: April 23, 2012, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                      but $2 a ticket, it needs to get at least to $500M now

                      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                        Posted: April 23, 2012, 7:16 am - IP Logged

                        but $2 a ticket, it needs to get at least to $500M now

                        wake me when it breaks $475 million

                         

                         

                         

                         

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                          Posted: April 23, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                          Lump cash is finally over $100 million!  time to donate a few bucks towards building the pot. Hope someone here gets lucky...won't be me but it's still fun to participate once in a while Smiley

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                            Posted: April 23, 2012, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                            Well it's about time PB.  Roll PB, roll! Dance WOOT!! White Bounce

                             

                            Won a whopping $4 last night, gonna roll it for Wedns + my usual $4. I may even throw in another $2. My palms are a itchin'.  Hyper

                            Is someone splurging Wink  Good luck to you!