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$205 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges

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By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $205 million for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday was the 12th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started April 28 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $139.6 million. After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.

Just as there were no jackpot winners Wednesday, there were also no winners of the $1 million second prize, which players can win by matching all five numbers but not the Powerball.

37 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 9 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, June 6, were 19, 30, 33, 48, and 59, with Powerball number 27.

When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

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. Tickets cost $2 each.

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

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Monkey Butt, USA
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Posted: June 7, 2012, 10:17 am - IP Logged

OH geez........

Here we go again.........    Crazy

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    Ringleader
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    Posted: June 7, 2012, 10:22 am - IP Logged

    Nice number, playing it in the 3 digit also.

    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"

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      Posted: June 7, 2012, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

      Well, I am sitting this one out.   Good luck to everyone who guys a ticket.

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        Posted: June 7, 2012, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder what the conspiracy theorists will say if this jackpot "conveniently" gets to a half billion+ only a couple months after MM.

        Already regretting delurking...

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          Posted: June 7, 2012, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Nut Nut

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

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            Posted: June 7, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

            $205 Million sounds good to me....White Bounce

            I Love Pink & Green 1908

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              Lavender Rocket

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              Posted: June 7, 2012, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

              nice j/p - it could work

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                Posted: June 7, 2012, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                I wonder what the conspiracy theorists will say if this jackpot "conveniently" gets to a half billion+ only a couple months after MM.

                lol lets not even go thar

                 

                after last night's ticket

                am already starting to think we might be heading that direction yet again Crazy

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                  Posted: June 7, 2012, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                  $205 Million sounds good to me....White Bounce

                  I Agree! in my brain, it would be plenty, after Federal and State Income Taxes (and tax deductable donations), for me and 3 of the adults that I have in my thoughts to share it evenly!  Spending the $21M each, in enjoyable ways monthly, until we each potentially live to 100 years of age (argh) either together or apart.

                  Lurking

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

                  Disney

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                    Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I think I've spent about $20 since powerball increased the ticket price in january.

                    I am tempted to stay away but about $100M after taxes is motivation enough to spend $2.

                    Good luck everybody. Maybe somebody can play my numbers 19,23,31,47,56 & (13) and win when I win.

                    I have played these numbers for more than 5 years.

                    That money's gone fo ever


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                      Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                      I think I've spent about $20 since powerball increased the ticket price in january.

                      I am tempted to stay away but about $100M after taxes is motivation enough to spend $2.

                      Good luck everybody. Maybe somebody can play my numbers 19,23,31,47,56 & (13) and win when I win.

                      I have played these numbers for more than 5 years.

                      I will play those numbers tomorrow, what the hell.....2 bucks.

                      Any particular meaning to the #'s?   What?

                       

                      I like the 56 and 13, and already play those among my regular numbers.

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                        Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                        I will play those numbers tomorrow, what the hell.....2 bucks.

                        Any particular meaning to the #'s?   What?

                         

                        I like the 56 and 13, and already play those among my regular numbers.

                        The numbers have no meaning at all. They are just random and meaningless. I got them when I first purchased season tickets and asked for quick pics.

                        That money's gone fo ever


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                          Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                          The numbers have no meaning at all. They are just random and meaningless. I got them when I first purchased season tickets and asked for quick pics.

                          Good..... I don't want anything meaningful here, just a one night stand.   Hippy

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                            Posted: June 7, 2012, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

                            The money keeps getting closer to where I live!
                            Woo Hoo!

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