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$301 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot on tap for this week

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Posted: September 27, 2015, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

It's been months since I purchased any tickets.  With the new rules/changes taking place next month for Powerball it looks like maybe once a year I'll buy tickets.  It's going to take some time for the jackpot to get up into the hundreds of millions and I wouldn't be surprised if ticket sales do drop off.  This may be my last chance so I splurged and spent $20 for Wednesday's draw.  Cha-ching!

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    Posted: September 27, 2015, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

    Wow- No Californians in the runner up prizes? l Thought that was a typo, but oh well. Know what this is?  its an Omen that California is being unselfish by leaving the 2nd prize payouts for " Others" while we get so ready to claim the Jackpot Prize.Our State's generosity knows no bounds.

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      Posted: September 27, 2015, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

      Did Todd write this article? It doesn't "sound" like him. I've read it three times, and every time, something pops out at me that seems "different".. Anyway, good luck to everyone!

      I did write the article.  If you see "By Todd Northrop" at the top, I wrote it.

       

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        Posted: September 28, 2015, 6:37 am - IP Logged

        Will buy one ticket ,just for the fun of playing this huge jackpot.
        No annuity for sure.

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          Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:41 am - IP Logged

          too those that are complaining bout the higher odds to win the powerball in october. im pretty sure the same thing was said for the mega millions and i want to say its been over a year and people been winning once even month and a half to two months just like average and still no billion dollar nor a record jackpot. as long as u have a ticket and hope u have a chance.

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            Posted: September 28, 2015, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            By Todd Northrop

            This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in more than seven months.

            The new high-water mark of $301 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $267 million grand prize.

            The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $191.4 million — the 19th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history.

            Players looking to calculate what they would receive after the initial federal and state tax withholdings can find it all pre-calculated for each Powerball jurisdiction 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).

            The mammoth prize is the result of 16 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $40 million prize on Aug. 5.

            The winning numbers for Saturday, September 26, 2015 were 23, 31, 42, 50, and 57, with Powerball number 5.  The Power Play number was 3.

            Even though nobody won the jackpot Wednesday, 8 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Florida, 1 from Massachusetts, 2 from Missouri, 1 from New Jersey, 1 from New York, 1 from Oklahoma, and 1 from Virginia.

            None of the second-prize winners purchased the Power Play option.  If they had, their second-prize win would have been automatically 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.  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.

            47 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 $20,000, and 7 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $8,066 this drawing.

            Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $34 million from its previous amount of $267 million. The cash value was raised by $22.4 million from its previous amount of $169 million.

            The next Powerball drawing will take place Wednesday day 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 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

            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.

            I hope the winners will not be paraded in front of the world. They should be allowed to remain anonymous if they wish. With such a large win, it would be dangerous for their identity to be published.

             

            I HOPE COMMON SENSE PREVAILS!

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              Posted: September 28, 2015, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

              I'd like to see someone win it on Sat. the 3rd so the new matrix has to start w/a base JP.

              Just so we can see how long it takes to build up w/ a lot less people buying it, me being one of them.

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                Posted: September 28, 2015, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                I hope the winners will not be paraded in front of the world. They should be allowed to remain anonymous if they wish. With such a large win, it would be dangerous for their identity to be published.

                 

                I HOPE COMMON SENSE PREVAILS!

                If it's me that'll work...I bought my tix. in Delaware.

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                  Posted: September 28, 2015, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                  I'd like to see someone win it on Sat. the 3rd so the new matrix has to start w/a base JP.

                  Just so we can see how long it takes to build up w/ a lot less people buying it, me being one of them.

                  I hope so as well. It would be interesting to see how long a new jackpot builds up once the new matrix is in place.

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                    Posted: September 28, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope the winners spend my $2 wisely.

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                      Posted: September 28, 2015, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                      I hope the winners spend my $2 wisely.

                      Had my hopes dashed again by MUSL with the new Powerball matrix.  Wished they had changed the Powerplay across the board like MM does, so if you had five numbers with Powerplay and the Powerplay # was 5, you'd get $5 million just like Mega Millions does.

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                        Posted: September 28, 2015, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                        Well,well,well invest an extra dollar total $3:00,get lucky an wind second r third prize.An thats a nice hit.

                        Good Luck my lotto post friends:

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                          Posted: September 28, 2015, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                          $301 MILLION?!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          SMOKING

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                            Posted: September 28, 2015, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                            BMW I8

                            I'm dreaming a great Christmas!!!

                            The new BMW i8 hybrid. Cost: $136K.

                            Is this a chick mobile or what?

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                              BMW I8

                              I'm dreaming a great Christmas!!!

                              The new BMW i8 hybrid. Cost: $136K.

                              Is this a chick mobile or what?

                              bmw i8   bmw i8  bmw i8

                              nice car,but where would you drive it without worrying about it all the time.