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Powerball lottery jackpot storms back to $203 million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery jackpot storms back to $203 million

By Todd Northrop

It has only been four weeks since Powerball tickets were flying off the ticket counters for a $448 million jackpot, but the muilti-state game is already back in the hot zone, with a $203 million jackpot teed up for Saturday night.

The new jackpot estimate of $203 million was set after there was no jackpot winner in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing, which had an estimated jackpot of $169 million.

Wednesday was the 8th consecutive Powerball drawing without a jackpot winner.  The jackpot run started August 10 as a $40 million jackpot.

The estimated cash value for the new jackpot is $115.5 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.

Although there were no jackpot winners Wednesday, 11 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 2 from California, 1 from Florida, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from New York, 1 from North Carolina, 2 from Pennsylvania, 1 from Vermont, and 1 from Wisconsin.

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.

The California second-prize winners each will be awarded $555,690, because California does not award fixed prizes.  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.

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.

55 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, and 8 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $5,462 this drawing.

The Powerball winning numbers for Wed., Sept. 4, were 2, 9, 26, 45, and 47, with Powerball number 11.

Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $34 million from its previous amount of $169 million. The cash value was raised by $19.4 million, from its previous amount of $96.1 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.

A 44th Powerball state will be added in early 2014, 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.)

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

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Member #66141
October 16, 2008
1672 Posts
Posted: September 5, 2013, 7:36 am - IP Logged


dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -


Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

    Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
    Republic of Texas
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    Member #57557
    January 9, 2008
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    Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:09 am - IP Logged

    Wooo Hoooo!!!!!!





      hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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      May 21, 2007
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      Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:26 am - IP Logged


        United States
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        September 12, 2011
        305 Posts
        Posted: September 5, 2013, 8:29 am - IP Logged

        Like they say in Missouri,SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!

          sully16's avatar - sharan
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          October 28, 2009
          40299 Posts
          Posted: September 5, 2013, 9:33 am - IP Logged

          Good luck everyone

          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"

            haymaker's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
            Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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            Member #112968
            June 29, 2011
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            Posted: September 5, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

            I have my ticket, just one like I do for every draw !

            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

              Romancandle's avatar - moon
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              Member #136306
              December 8, 2012
              428 Posts
              Posted: September 5, 2013, 10:35 am - IP Logged

              Wow... PB has been smoking MM lately.  Even after the JP was hit, PB still outpaced MM right outta the gate!

              Mega   Millions..Powerball..
              Friday, September 6, 2013$95 Million+10Saturday, September 07, 2013$203 Million+34
              Tuesday, September 03, 2013$85 Million+8Wednesday, September 04, 2013$169 Million+27
              Friday, August 30, 2013$77 Million+8Saturday, August 31, 2013$142 Million+26
              Tuesday, August 27, 2013$69 Million+9Wednesday, August 28, 2013$116 Million+24
              Friday, August 23, 2013$60 Million+9Saturday, August 24, 2013$92 Million+22
              Tuesday, August 20, 2013$51 Million+8Wednesday, August 21, 2013$70 Million+10
              Friday, August 16, 2013$43 Million+7Saturday, August 17, 2013$60 Million+10
              Tuesday, August 13, 2013$36 Million+8Wednesday, August 14, 2013$50 Million+10
              Friday, August 09, 2013$28 Million+8Saturday, August 10, 2013$40 Million.
              Tuesday, August 06, 2013$20 Million+7Wednesday, August 07, 2013$448.4 Million.
              Friday, August 02, 2013$13 Million+1...
              Tuesday, July 30, 2013$12 Million....


                BuyLow's avatar - palm tree.jpg
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                Posted: September 5, 2013, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                11 winners of the second prize and the PB was 11.  Coinkidink???  Conspiracy?  It is what it is.......lol!

                  Jill34786's avatar - Lottery-006.jpg
                  Windermere, FL/Franklin, TN
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                  Member #50210
                  March 1, 2007
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                  Posted: September 5, 2013, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                  11 winners of the second prize and the PB was 11.  Coinkidink???  Conspiracy?  It is what it is.......lol!

                  Just noticed that...how ironic!

                  ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

                    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
                    United States
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                    February 22, 2011
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                    Posted: September 5, 2013, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                    Let it roll Dance

                      BuyLow's avatar - palm tree.jpg
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                      May 22, 2008
                      906 Posts
                      Posted: September 5, 2013, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

                      Jill34786, love the saying below all your posts. Chaps my ass everytime I send a check to the goverment.......

                      Love your saying because it's SOOOOOO true, I am in a field where people literally use their kids SSI as income to qualify for the service we provide.  Some of these people have MORE kids just so they can get more money for each kid monthly on SSI and they too get SSI, foodstamps, and what other crap the government hands out to keep them content.  Bizarro land to me.......

                        LottoGuyBC's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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                        September 4, 2011
                        4033 Posts
                        Posted: September 5, 2013, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                        Super Size Cheers

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

                          New Member
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                          Posted: September 5, 2013, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

                          I enjoy reading some of the posts on this webiste and I finally decided to join.  I live on the East Coast and I just wanted to say "Hi" to all the members of the Lottery Post.  Maybe it is just me, but am I the only one that finds it weird that the Powerball jackpot is $203 million but the take home is only $86 million. A blessing is a blessing but that doesn't seem fair.  I really wish Mega Millions had this jackpot, at least, it would probably be almost half of the $203 million.

                            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
                            Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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                            April 28, 2009
                            14903 Posts
                            Posted: September 5, 2013, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Californians got about half of what the secondary and lesser prize winners in the rest of the country got.

                            I think I'd be a little p*ssed off if I was one of 'em.