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$400 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot explodes

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dpoly1's avatar - driver
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Posted: September 18, 2013, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

1 ticket

1 winner

it will drive the greed of envy crowd nuts Crazy

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    kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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    Posted: September 18, 2013, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    No increase yet. Must not be that many folks getting pb fever like last time.

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      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: September 18, 2013, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      No increase yet. Must not be that many folks getting pb fever like last time.

      They over estimated the last time so maybe they did it again.  Either that or people are waiting for the jackpot to reach a half billions before buying extra tickets.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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        hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

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        Posted: September 18, 2013, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

        They over estimated the last time so maybe they did it again.  Either that or people are waiting for the jackpot to reach a half billions before buying extra tickets.

        I got my ticket and I hope it does roll to half billionBig Grin

          LottoMetro's avatar - Lottery-024.jpg
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          Posted: September 18, 2013, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

          No mania this time, although it looks like they are selling nearly 10 million more tickets than projected. Right now the jackpot stands at $404 million. If it rolls it will go to $550 million.

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

          2017: 0% (0 tickets)
          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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            Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

            No increase yet. Must not be that many folks getting pb fever like last time.

            Maybe we've had too many recent 'record breaking' jackpots for the average citizen to really get excited anymore.


              Republic of Texas
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              Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

              With all due respect to veganlife125 for bringing up one of my favorite quotes, it begins:

              "...I'm not talking a $400,000 a year working Wall Street stiff flying first class and being comfortable, I'm talking about liquid. "

              And back in the '80s, $400k was worth a lot more than today. 

              But at a net (after tax) lump sum of about $135 million (if it does not increase from the $400 million jackpot), earning only a safe 1.5% would get you a bit over $2 million per year.  If you can invest better than that (and hopefully I can), gravy!!!  Here's to being "a player"!!!

              Thanks, Piaceri, for the land link.  I'm all in for a Texas win!

              Now how to keep such a big win a secret (even from family - other than wife), yet still be able to enjoy it???....  Cover story, cover story, hmmm...

              You're welcome Gamble. It's one of my fave land websites. Quite a variety across the state offered on there. 


              Can't keep something like that secret from family. With this size JP, you're certainly not going to continue as a working stiff. If you spend it, they will notice. Unless you don't accumulate anything. If you go on trips more than before, they notice. However, if you go to someplace like Vegas and just blow it on gambling and overpriced live shows, they may not know. You could always tell them you are in hock up to your eyeballs. Wink


              Forgot to add:




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                Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                The lines at the lottery counters Ewers at least 10 people deep at three places tonight.   Just stopped in to see the "frenzy".   Saturday would be the huge one, with the traditional Friday payday.

                  megan81's avatar - 1348597904
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                  Posted: September 18, 2013, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                  I may stay up past 11pm tonight to see that I've won. Todd, you will get an exclusive interview! (How are you all linking people's profiles to your post? I tried the @ sign, like on other social media sites, but it didn't work)

                    Elgin, IL
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                    Posted: September 18, 2013, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                    No increase yet. Must not be that many folks getting pb fever like last time.

                    The actual JP is over 400 million.  Everytime there is a winner, PB posts the actual amount on their website.

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                      Posted: September 18, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      in this jackpot i spent over $200.

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                        Posted: September 18, 2013, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulation to the winners tonight.

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                          Posted: September 18, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Every once in a while I hear a person say " That jackpot is too much for one person to win. " That's what I call a self-centered thinking person. I would love to win this Powerball game. I could think of a whole lot of charities I could give to! Wow, over $400 million. Bring it on!

                            baton rouge
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                            Posted: September 18, 2013, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                            5th-largest US jackpot ever; 8th-largest cash value

                            By Todd Northrop

                            For only the 5th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more.

                            The new high-water mark of $400 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $301 million grand prize.

                            The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $223.6 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.

                            The largest Powerball jackpot ever awarded was on May 18, 2013, when Gloria C. MacKenzie of Zephyrhills, Florida, held the solitary winning ticket for a grand prize worth nearly $600 million (see Winner of record $590.5 million Powerball lottery jackpot announced, Lottery Post, June 5, 2013).

                            Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.  However, Saturday's drawing was a bit of an aberration, as the lottery had overestimated the jackpot, and it settled back to $301 million from an initial estimate of $317 million after all the proceeds were counted just before draw time.

                            The mammoth prize is the result of 11 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $40 million prize on Aug. 10, 2013.

                            The winning numbers for Saturday, September 14, 2013 were 1, 17, 25, 37, and 44, with Powerball number 20.

                            Even though nobody won the jackpot Saturday, 11 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from California, 1 from Georgia, 1 from Idaho, 1 from Maryland, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 2 from Pennsylvania, 1 from South Carolina, and 1 from Wisconsin.

                            The California second-prize winner will be awarded a whopping $2,479,122, 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.  Because there was only one second-prize winner in California, that one ticket will take home the entire pool of money allocated for second prize.

                            None of the second-prize tickets was purchased with the Power Play option.  If a second-prize ticket were purchased with the Power Play option, the prize would automatically be doubled to $2 million.  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.

                            65 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 6 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $13,295 this drawing.

                            Following the Saturday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $99 million from its previous amount of $301 million. The cash value was raised by $56.2 million from its previous amount of $167.4 million.

                            The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday night 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.

                            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 p.m. 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 lotteryLottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

                            Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

                            Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

                            Wednesday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 5th-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  That position may rise before the drawing Wednesday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

                            If nobody wins Wednesday, it's anyone's guess how high it will go.

                            1. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 - Florida
                            3. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Arizona, Missouri
                            4. Powerball: $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013 - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                            5. Powerball: $400 million, Sep. 18, 2013 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            6. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                            7. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                            8. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                            9. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                            10. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                            11. Powerball: $338.3 million, Mar. 23, 2013 - New Jersey
                            12. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
                            13. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
                            14. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
                            15. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
                            16. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            17. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
                            18. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
                            19. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
                            20. Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
                            21. Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
                            22. Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                            23. Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
                            24. Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
                            25. Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia

                            For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                            • Powerball: 14
                            • Mega Millions: 9
                            • The Big Game: 2

                            The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

                            Top 25 cash value jackpots

                            Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.

                            Looking at the cash value, the upcoming Powerball jackpot ranks as the 8th-largest cash value in U.S. history.

                            1. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
                            3. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
                            4. Powerball: $258.2 million cash, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.4 million annuity) - Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
                            5. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
                            6. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
                            7. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
                            8. Powerball: $223.6 million cash, Sep. 18, 2013 ($400 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            9. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
                            10. Powerball: $211 million cash, Mar. 23, 2013 ($338.3 million annuity) - New Jersey
                            11. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
                            12. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
                            13. Mega Millions: $194.4. million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            14. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
                            15. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
                            16. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
                            17. Mega Millions: $168 million cash, July 2, 2004 ($294 million annuity) - Massachusetts
                            18. Mega Millions: $167.7 million cash, Feb. 22, 2008 ($275 million annuity) - Georgia
                            19. Powerball: $166 million cash, Aug. 25, 2001 ($295 million annuity) - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                            20. Mega Millions: $165.2 million cash, May 4, 2010 ($266 million annuity) - California
                            21. Powerball: $164.4 million cash, won Oct. 19, 2005 ($340 million annuity) - Oregon
                            22. Mega Millions: $164 million cash, Feb. 28, 2006 ($270 million annuity) - Ohio
                            23. Powerball: $161.5 million cash, July 29, 1998 ($295.7 million annuity) - Indiana
                            24. Mega Millions: $156.1 million cash, Sept. 16, 2005 ($258 million annuity) - New Jersey
                            25. Mega Millions: $153.3 million cash, Dec. 27, 2011 ($208 million annuity) - New York

                            The number of jackpot cash values in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                            • Mega Millions: 13
                            • Powerball: 11
                            • The Big Game: 1

                            It got stuck at $400 M and it did not move up

                            I thought it maybe about $420M by now!!!!


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                              Posted: September 18, 2013, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

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