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$191 MILLION: Huge Powerball lottery jackpot teed up for Saturday drawing

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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 $191 million for Saturday's drawing.

Saturday was the 9th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started April 3 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $124.7 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.

Although there were no jackpot winners Wednesday, 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from New Jersey and 1 from Oregon.

None of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1. If they had, their second prize ticket would double in value to $2 million.

41 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 6 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 5 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $9,828 this drawing.  By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, May 1, were 22, 26, 31, 54, and 55, with Powerball number 18.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $26 million from its previous amount of $165 million. The cash value was raised by $17 million, from its previous amount of $107.7 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Saturday evening at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.

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.  Power Play is available for purchase in all states offering Powerball except California.

Powerball is now played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm 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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Posted: May 2, 2013, 8:47 am - IP Logged

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 $191 million for Saturday's drawing.

Saturday was the 9th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started April 3 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $124.7 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.

Although there were no jackpot winners Wednesday, 2 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from New Jersey and 1 from Oregon.

None of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1. If they had, their second prize ticket would double in value to $2 million.

41 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 6 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 5 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $9,828 this drawing.  By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, May 1, were 22, 26, 31, 54, and 55, with Powerball number 18.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $26 million from its previous amount of $165 million. The cash value was raised by $17 million, from its previous amount of $107.7 million.

The next Powerball drawing will take place Saturday evening at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.

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.  Power Play is available for purchase in all states offering Powerball except California.

Powerball is now played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm Eastern Time. Tickets cost $2 each.

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

This was weird , I had played 10 as the powerball # and in my sleep I was like " <snip> the number is 18, should've played that." This was before I actually looked at the results though so I have no clue why I knew the number

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    Posted: May 2, 2013, 9:20 am - IP Logged

    i Won $4.00 i'm ready to try again Hurray!Good Luck everyone


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      This was weird , I had played 10 as the powerball # and in my sleep I was like " <snip> the number is 18, should've played that." This was before I actually looked at the results though so I have no clue why I knew the number

      This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

      Its not unusual for those who "believe" in playing the lottery to foretell part of the draw.


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        i Won $4.00 i'm ready to try again Hurray!Good Luck everyone

        IMA B D Big PB JP Winner, See Ya!


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          Posted: May 2, 2013, 9:38 am - IP Logged

          What a nice weekend. Two big jackpots and a Kentucky Derby. 

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            Posted: May 2, 2013, 9:47 am - IP Logged

            I am saving my money for Mega Millions to arrive in Florida on May 15th. The return of A Dollar and A Dream! Will play 1 powerball ticket on Saturday.

            Good Luck everyone.

            Guess Who's Back?


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              Posted: May 2, 2013, 9:56 am - IP Logged

              I am saving my money for Mega Millions to arrive in Florida on May 15th. The return of A Dollar and A Dream! Will play 1 powerball ticket on Saturday.

              Good Luck everyone.

              I like your idea. I think MM has BETTER ODDS. Hitting 5 of 5 is easier.

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                Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                What a nice weekend. Two big jackpots and a Kentucky Derby. 

                Don't forget about the Mayweather fight!


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                  Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                  Don't forget about the Mayweather fight!

                  Oh wow. Is that PPV or free TV?


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                    Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:33 am - IP Logged

                    btw... PPV stands for Pinhead Picture Viewing.....lmao

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                      Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                      $191 Million sounds good to me.....Banana

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                        Posted: May 2, 2013, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                        $191 Million sounds good to me.....Banana

                        I like that sound too...... And congrats on topping the Maddog billboard.

                        Powerball results  5/1;                                                                                                 22-26-31-54-55  +  18

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                        Helpmewin                                           1+1

                        Magma                                                   0+1

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                          What a nice weekend. Two big jackpots and a Kentucky Derby. 

                          Don't forget the NBA Playoffs there are going to be few teams going fishing this weekendWink

                          I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                            I like that sound too...... And congrats on topping the Maddog billboard.

                            Powerball results  5/1;                                                                                                 22-26-31-54-55  +  18

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                            Helpmewin                                           1+1

                            Magma                                                   0+1

                            Thanks Ronnie....

                            I Love Pink & Green 1908