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$260 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges

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Posted: March 17, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

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All 6 winning numbers would "Make my day"


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    Posted: March 17, 2013, 11:40 am - IP Logged

    Lottery players are winners.

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      Posted: March 17, 2013, 11:50 am - IP Logged

      All 6 winning numbers would "Make my day"

      you've gotta ask yourself one question, "do I feel lucky?"

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        Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to the winners

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          Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

          you've gotta ask yourself one question, "do I feel lucky?"

          A man's gotta know his limitations.

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            Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

            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 $260 million for Wednesday's drawing.

            Saturday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The current jackpot run started February 9 as a $40 million jackpot.

            The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $161.1 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.

            This is the largest Powerball jackpot since the historic drawing on Nov. 28, 2012, when 2 tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri split the largest Powerball jackpot of all time.  (See Record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot won by 2 tickets, Lottery Post, November 29, 2012).

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

            Even though there were no jackpot winners, 16 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Colorado, 1 from Georgia, 3 from Illinois, 1 from Louisiana, 2 from Maryland, 1 from Missouri, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from New York, 1 from Texas, 1 from Virginia, 1 from Washington, D.C., and 1 from West Virginia.

            Of all the second-prize winners, the ticket sold in Colorado and 2 of the tickets sold in Illinois were purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1.  Because they purchased the Power Play, those 3 tickets are now worth $2 million. 

            58 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 7 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

            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.

            The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, March 16, were 3, 7, 21, 44, and 53, with Powerball number 16.

            Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $44 million from its previous amount of $216 million. The cash value was raised by $28.3 million from its previous amount of $132.8 million.

            The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday evening at 10:59 pm EDT.

            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.

            On April 8, California will join the Powerball game, becoming the 43rd state to play the game. After California joins the game, Powerball will be available for purchase in every U.S. state that operates a lottery.

            A 44th Powerball state will be added some time in the next year, as the state of Wyoming has approved a new state lottery with the intention of joining Powerball and other multi-state games.  (See Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery, Lottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

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

            "Of all the second-prize winners, the ticket sold in Colorado and 2 of the tickets sold in Illinois were purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1.  Because they purchased the Power Play, those 3 tickets are now worth $2 million.

            58 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 7 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000."

            Now that there is the reason I all the time kick in the extry buck for Powerplay.

            I might strike out a lot when I'm swingin' fer the fences but it jest might pay off real good someday if I connect fer 5 numbers like 16 people just did or even for 4+1 numbers like 58 people just did. Dadgum straight.

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              Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

              Lottery players in california are wishin it was mid april right now.

              Yes, the calvary arrives in April and starts cleaning house.

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                Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                Yes, the calvary arrives in April and starts cleaning house.

                I heard Governor Moonbeam might have to "borrow" people's big lottery winnings to cover those unfunded monster pensions for government employees out there.

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                  Posted: March 17, 2013, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                  Gov Moonbeam may or may not think what he wants rdgnr, but the Lottery spells it mission out in no uncertain terms..

                  The Birth of the California State Lottery

                  The Lottery was created by a ballot measure, Proposition 37, which was approved by 58 percent of voters on Nov. 6, 1984. The Lottery Act gave the Lottery a clear mission: to provide supplemental funding for public schools and colleges.

                  NOT to fund pensions etc etc. In order for Moonboy to attempt to raid anything, he would have to put it on the ballot- no way it would pass, not in a million years.

                   

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.


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                    Posted: March 17, 2013, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                    It should easily be over $300 million when the drawings happens on wednesday.

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                      Posted: March 17, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                      It should easily be over $300 million when the drawings happens on wednesday.

                      I predict it'll get to 1 billion the Wednesday after this Wednesday.

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                        Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                        What's funny is that someone wrote that those numbers last night probably got a jackpot hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That they were common "easy numbers".....HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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                          Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                          It should easily be over $300 million when the drawings happens on wednesday.

                          Eek

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                            Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                            I can understand the 03-07-21, but how are 44 and 53 common? LOL

                            don't forget 16 (4 numbers under 20)

                            03-07-21-44-53**16

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                              Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                              Happy St Paddy's Day everyone! May the luck of the Irish shine on one of us this week!

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                              Happy St.Patrick's Day Lep

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