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$270 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 game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $270 million for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The current jackpot run started April 3 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $175.8 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.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from Ohio, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

Three of the four second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1.  The New Jersey ticket was the only second prize-winning ticket sold without Power Play.  Because the other three tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, those three tickets are now worth $2 million each.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.  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.

62 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 8 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 6 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $10,858 this drawing.

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 Wednesday, May 8, were 21, 22, 26, 30, and 57, with Powerball number 27.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $48 million from its previous amount of $222 million. The cash value was raised by $31.3 million from its previous amount of $144.5 million.

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

Powerball is now played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

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 lottery 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.

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Posted: May 9, 2013, 12:35 am - IP Logged

By Todd Northrop

There was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night drawing of the multi-state Powerball game, causing the grand prize to increase to an estimated $270 million for Saturday's drawing.

Wednesday was the 11th consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner.  The current jackpot run started April 3 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $175.8 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.

Even though there were no jackpot winners, 4 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Nebraska, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from Ohio, and 1 from Pennsylvania.

Three of the four second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1.  The New Jersey ticket was the only second prize-winning ticket sold without Power Play.  Because the other three tickets were purchased with the Power Play option, those three tickets are now worth $2 million each.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.  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.

62 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000.  Of those tickets, 8 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000, and 6 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $10,858 this drawing.

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 Wednesday, May 8, were 21, 22, 26, 30, and 57, with Powerball number 27.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $48 million from its previous amount of $222 million. The cash value was raised by $31.3 million from its previous amount of $144.5 million.

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

Powerball is now played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

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 lottery 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.

This jackpot is taking the lottery players minds to a giddy limit.Its scary Good.

Big Smile
I also notice that Ohio, Nebraska & Pennsylvania notched wins  for 2nd place in Tuesday's MM as well
Do l see a pattern developing here?..hmmm.

Party

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    Posted: May 9, 2013, 12:41 am - IP Logged

    I will powerplay my ticket tomorrow when I buy my one line of play for saturday night.  Good luck to all who play.-weshar75

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      Posted: May 9, 2013, 1:02 am - IP Logged

      cash 

      175,800,000

       

      - 39.6% top fed  rate

      106,183,200 cash

      106m atfer tax's, wow

      dream big, dream whatever u want for toys, this is beyond rich into filthy rich

      if only  1 wins, its party time

      am sure CA folks are happy they now playin PB now also, how u CA folks like PB so far?

       

      1 more rollover to 300m range, i thinkin 350ish around that

      atfer that, 500m plus jackpot easy if 2 rollovers happen

      ether way PB will be won  sooner then later, good luck to us all Drum

      No bees, no honey.

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        Posted: May 9, 2013, 1:09 am - IP Logged

        2 more rollovers and there will be a new record PB jackpot breaking the 588 million record set last year. 3 rollovers and we will see the Billion Dollar Jackpot that people have wondered if it could ever get that high. Addition of California is really showing now in the rapid increases with each rollover.

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          Posted: May 9, 2013, 2:06 am - IP Logged

          The Pointer Sisters said it best in their song.  This is how I feel about this jackpot.  Banana

           

          I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.

          I'm about to lose control and I think I like it.

          I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.

          And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know I want you!

          Want you!

          I want it so bad that I could lose control!  Good Luck Everyone!   Party

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            Posted: May 9, 2013, 3:02 am - IP Logged

            good luck to everyone here. May the Force be with you! star wars

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              Posted: May 9, 2013, 3:27 am - IP Logged
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                Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                Green laugh chitty overpriced late model palace : check

                                  wreck waiting to happen cause the owner has more money then horse sense : check

                 

                 

                as for me http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2013/04/24/cave-home-with-natural-hot-springs/

                 

                nice ole shoe box ford

                 

                good luck to those playing Cheers

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                  Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:14 am - IP Logged

                  $270 million let the Frenzy begin..Banana DanceWhite Bounce

                  I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                    Posted: May 9, 2013, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                    I will take this and re-retire LOL $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                    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: May 9, 2013, 8:13 am - IP Logged

                      White Bounce

                       

                      Good luck everyone! Dance

                      face

                      singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                        Posted: May 9, 2013, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                        @Masone You have great taste in cars but that house looks like it's a buyers remorse and a total remodel but that is your dream home not mine.  If you won you'd have enough money to remodel that ugly thing! :)

                         

                        One of my dream homes is $450,000 and my dream car ( Bentley Mulsanne) cost as much as my dream home. I'd be the A..HOLE.. parked in the handicapped zone just like in the pic below..lol j/k

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        After a nice lunch, Bentley had a driver bring me home, so I could experience what it's like to be driven around in one. 8065 Humphrey Hill Dr, Painesville, OH 44077

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                          Green laugh chitty overpriced late model palace : check

                                            wreck waiting to happen cause the owner has more money then horse sense : check

                           

                           

                          as for me http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2013/04/24/cave-home-with-natural-hot-springs/

                           

                          nice ole shoe box ford

                           

                          good luck to those playing Cheers

                          does that car even run Green laugh

                          Let it Snow Snowman

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                            Good luck everyone  

                            Let it Snow Snowman