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$260 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot surges

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Posted: March 17, 2013, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

Say what.......What?

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    Posted: March 17, 2013, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

    wow you are exceeding you bedtime tonight huh? it is 8:00 here i bet it is 9 there

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      Posted: March 17, 2013, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

      wow you are exceeding you bedtime tonight huh? it is 8:00 here i bet it is 9 there

      Bed

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        Posted: March 17, 2013, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

        Bed

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        Let it Snow Snowman

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          Posted: March 17, 2013, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

          If it keeps going until April 8 when CA joins Powerball, how much would the jackpot be?

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            Posted: March 17, 2013, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

            If it keeps going until April 8 when CA joins Powerball, how much would the jackpot be?

            not sure anyone could know that yet depending how Many ticket selling may go up may go down but most likely it will go up due to a extreme frenzy.Big Grin

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: March 17, 2013, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

              If it keeps going until April 8 when CA joins Powerball, how much would the jackpot be?

              Unfortunately,  the jackpot will be won by then,  however there will be more PB money in the pot going forward. Californians have been chomping at the bit for a long time to bring PB to the State.
              Let the winning begin.

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                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.


                George Bernard Shaw 

                I just hope he doesn't have to "invoke special powers" in a "state emergency" or anything like that.

                Those government workers are demanding every dime of their monster pensions.

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                  Rdgnr- He may " have special powers" but those powers will not encompass the State lottery. If there is one thing you do not screw with in California, its putting something on the ballot for the people to vote on either up or down and then try and circumvent the will of the people by doing something else.

                   Get this:

                  Education FAQs

                  How much does the Lottery give to California public schools?

                  In total Lottery contributions, California public schools have received more than $25 billion in Lottery funds since the Lottery began in October 1985. This contribution currently represents approximately 1.5% of the state’s public school annual budget. Remember, Lottery funds are to supplement public education, not to replace state and local funding.

                  How are Lottery funds distributed?

                  The Lottery’s mandate, as defined in the California State Lottery Act, is to provide supplemental funding to California public education on all levels from kindergarten through higher education, plus several specialized schools.

                  All segments of public schools receive the same per pupil funding level from the Lottery based on the average daily attendance of students in each school district. Since 1985, the educational institutions that receive Lottery funds and their cumulative distributions are listed below:

                  K-12th Grade -- 76.71%
                  Community Colleges -- 16.22%
                  California State University System -- 4.30%
                  University of California -- 2.70%
                  Other Educational Entities -- .07%

                   

                  Moonbeam cannot get his greasy fingers on any of the money- its all allocated.

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                    Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                    You also live in a state that has a lot of powerball luck on its side too with all those jackpots won.  Good luck to you on wednesday night!-weshar75

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                               Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!

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                      Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                      no one said indiana people were smart. Crazy

                      There's some smarticles around these parts... I can learn ya!

                      I wish I may, I wish I might...
                                 Win the Powerball jackpot THIS big night!!!

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                        Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:29 am - IP Logged

                        Hi everyone, 

                        I actually made a $3 profit after my betting on Powerball this time. I correctly predicted the number 16 as the PowerBall number, except for one other regular number, all of my other numbers were wrong. I'm reasonably happy about this and I have already predicted another number as the PB number for the next drawing. One of the few times I have made any profit at all after a drawing in PowerBall in 16 years of playing. I'll see what happens on Wednesday night like everyone else. Good luck all :)

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                          Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:34 am - 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.

                          If no one wins this jackot!

                          Where will this  madness go to, maybe the jackpot might be $400 million!!!

                          Take a deep breath, please do not fart!!!!

                           

                          GLORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          JesterHat

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                            Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                            Rdgnr- He may " have special powers" but those powers will not encompass the State lottery. If there is one thing you do not screw with in California, its putting something on the ballot for the people to vote on either up or down and then try and circumvent the will of the people by doing something else.

                             Get this:

                            Education FAQs

                            How much does the Lottery give to California public schools?

                            In total Lottery contributions, California public schools have received more than $25 billion in Lottery funds since the Lottery began in October 1985. This contribution currently represents approximately 1.5% of the state’s public school annual budget. Remember, Lottery funds are to supplement public education, not to replace state and local funding.

                            How are Lottery funds distributed?

                            The Lottery’s mandate, as defined in the California State Lottery Act, is to provide supplemental funding to California public education on all levels from kindergarten through higher education, plus several specialized schools.

                            All segments of public schools receive the same per pupil funding level from the Lottery based on the average daily attendance of students in each school district. Since 1985, the educational institutions that receive Lottery funds and their cumulative distributions are listed below:

                            K-12th Grade -- 76.71%
                            Community Colleges -- 16.22%
                            California State University System -- 4.30%
                            University of California -- 2.70%
                            Other Educational Entities -- .07%

                             

                            Moonbeam cannot get his greasy fingers on any of the money- its all allocated.

                            Yeah but I'm just worried if Linda Ronstadt comes back around and starts all that old 'Roll Me Baby' stuff that he'll do anything she says.

                            There's no tellin' what any man might do in that situation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s4_teISos0

                            I'm just sayin...

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                              Yeah but I'm just worried if Linda Ronstadt comes back around and starts all that old 'Roll Me Baby' stuff that he'll do anything she says.

                              There's no tellin' what any man might do in that situation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s4_teISos0

                              I'm just sayin...

                              Linda is now singing Spanish songs or Gospel Music and has no interest in Brown since they parted ways decades ago. They were certainly not John and Yoko.