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Winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $310 million sold in Michigan

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Posted: October 1, 2015, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

It is more than that. I am looking for the exact amount.

From LP sister site USAMEGA

https://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=9/30/2015

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    Posted: October 1, 2015, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

    It is more than that. I am looking for the exact amount.

    On my tic it was just under 62% of the annuity amount. When it's app 192 million, what's a million here or there. LOL.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Posted: October 1, 2015, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

      It is more than that. I am looking for the exact amount.

      $197,417,561.95

      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?

      2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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        Posted: October 1, 2015, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks lejardin, nice to know that you and i could share our laments. Let's go get drunk and sing at the top of our lungs:

        god is great

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: October 2, 2015, 3:33 am - IP Logged

          By Todd Northrop

          One lucky Michigan lottery player in possession of a Powerball ticket containing the numbers 21, 39, 40, 55, and 59, with Powerball number 17, just became a whole lot richer.

          After all the proceeds were tallied Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot stood at $310.5 million. It was the second-largest Powerball jackpot prize offered this year.

          The winning ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in Three Rivers, Michigan. Customers and employees were at the gas station last night, sharing in the excitement.

          "It's crazy that it would be here in small town Three Rivers," said Liz Smith, who works at the Shell station. "Someone winning some $300 million — it's just crazy to think!"

          Smith says she's sold some winning lottery tickets in the past, but nothing of this magnitude. She's hoping it the buyer turns out to be one of the station's regular customers.

          Customer Eric Jorge showed up at the gas station around 4:30 a.m. with a stack of tickets, hoping one is the winner.

          "I knew I was always going to win one day," he said. "It's just a matter of time, so hopefully, I have one of the tickets."

          Jorge says he was shocked to learn what happened in his small town.

          "I stopped to get gas on my way to work and talked to a Three Rivers [police] officer," Jorge recalled. "He said, 'Did you hear what happened?' So my first thing is thinking someone robbed the store, and he's like, 'No! Someone bought the Powerball ticket for the 300 million; I know I bought one here the other day so I hope I'm the one!"'

          If your ticket contained the winning numbers, and you opt to take the cash in one lump sum, prepare to pocket about $140 million after taxes, according to the multi-state lottery website USA Mega.  The site notes that winners can face additional taxes beyond those withheld from the payout, depending on how the winner manages their windfall.

          In addition to the big winner Wednesday night, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 second-prize: 1 from California, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from Rhode Island, and 1 from Wisconsin.

          The California second-prize winner will receive a whopping payout of $1,771,065, because 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.

          Only the player from Rhode Island purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1, automatically doubling their prize to $2 million.

          The Power Play number drawn Wednesday night was 3.  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.

          46 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 $30,000, and 7 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $12,025 this drawing.

          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.

          Michigan residents who win multi-state lotteries could remain anonymous under a bill moving through the Legislature.

          The state House approved the bill 103-7 Tuesday.

          The bill would allow winners of multi-state games such as Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life to remain anonymous.

          Bill sponsor Rep. Ray Franz says the measure is needed to protect people who win large amounts of money and then are barraged with requests for financial help or face pressure to leave their jobs even if they wish to continue working.

          The state lottery bureau testified in opposition to the bill during committee, saying it would harm transparency and could create skepticism about whether someone actually won money, leading to fewer lottery ticket sales.

          The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

            Bondi Junction
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            Posted: October 2, 2015, 3:36 am - IP Logged

            Michigan residents who win multi-state lotteries could remain anonymous under a bill moving through the Legislature.

            The state House approved the bill 103-7 Tuesday.

            The bill would allow winners of multi-state games such as Mega Millions, Powerball and Lucky for Life to remain anonymous.

            Bill sponsor Rep. Ray Franz says the measure is needed to protect people who win large amounts of money and then are barraged with requests for financial help or face pressure to leave their jobs even if they wish to continue working.

            The state lottery bureau testified in opposition to the bill during committee, saying it would harm transparency and could create skepticism about whether someone actually won money, leading to fewer lottery ticket sales.

            The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

            Did the bill pass the state Senate?

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: October 2, 2015, 9:19 am - IP Logged

              This is actually a good thing. We now can know how good the new matrix is and how much money{jackpot} it can generate all by itself.

              OK..I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR A LITTLE BIT OF TIME .CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE NEW MATRIX THING ..I CHECK POWERBALL.COM AND DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING..THANKS MY LOTTERY POST FRIENDS

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                Posted: October 2, 2015, 9:20 am - IP Logged

                OK..I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR A LITTLE BIT OF TIME .CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE NEW MATRIX THING ..I CHECK POWERBALL.COM AND DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING..THANKS MY LOTTERY POST FRIENDS

                AND THE ANSWERS IS ""NO"" I WASN'T IN JAIL..LOL

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                  Posted: October 2, 2015, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                  AND THE ANSWERS IS ""NO"" I WASN'T IN JAIL..LOL

                  What about "in a nut house" or " Betty Ford clinic", "captured by aliens", "lost in the Amazon Rain Forrest" or possibly hog tied by JJthePrince and taken to buy tickets in Michigan to be assured of a win on the PB next time ?

                  Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                    AND THE ANSWERS IS ""NO"" I WASN'T IN JAIL..LOL

                    Go to the Massachusetts lottery website, it has all the details on it.  Virginia lottery had same news on Facebook, but could not find it on their website.  Still have my doubts that jackpots will go up any faster than they do now.  They said same thing last time, remember?


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                      Posted: October 2, 2015, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                      What about "in a nut house" or " Betty Ford clinic", "captured by aliens", "lost in the Amazon Rain Forrest" or possibly hog tied by JJthePrince and taken to buy tickets in Michigan to be assured of a win on the PB next time ?

                      LOL well it's true, all you gotta do is buy a ticket in Michigan and BOOM! automatic jackpot win.

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                        Posted: October 2, 2015, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                        LOL well it's true, all you gotta do is buy a ticket in Michigan and BOOM! automatic jackpot win.

                        SmileIf that's the case I should have been a big winner a looooong time ago!!

                        You can do anything if you put your mind into it. The sky is the limit! Cool

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                          Posted: October 2, 2015, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                          By Todd Northrop

                          One lucky Michigan lottery player in possession of a Powerball ticket containing the numbers 21, 39, 40, 55, and 59, with Powerball number 17, just became a whole lot richer.

                          After all the proceeds were tallied Wednesday night, the Powerball jackpot stood at $310.5 million. It was the second-largest Powerball jackpot prize offered this year.

                          The winning ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in Three Rivers, Michigan. Customers and employees were at the gas station last night, sharing in the excitement.

                          "It's crazy that it would be here in small town Three Rivers," said Liz Smith, who works at the Shell station. "Someone winning some $300 million — it's just crazy to think!"

                          Smith says she's sold some winning lottery tickets in the past, but nothing of this magnitude. She's hoping it the buyer turns out to be one of the station's regular customers.

                          Customer Eric Jorge showed up at the gas station around 4:30 a.m. with a stack of tickets, hoping one is the winner.

                          "I knew I was always going to win one day," he said. "It's just a matter of time, so hopefully, I have one of the tickets."

                          Jorge says he was shocked to learn what happened in his small town.

                          "I stopped to get gas on my way to work and talked to a Three Rivers [police] officer," Jorge recalled. "He said, 'Did you hear what happened?' So my first thing is thinking someone robbed the store, and he's like, 'No! Someone bought the Powerball ticket for the 300 million; I know I bought one here the other day so I hope I'm the one!"'

                          If your ticket contained the winning numbers, and you opt to take the cash in one lump sum, prepare to pocket about $140 million after taxes, according to the multi-state lottery website USA Mega.  The site notes that winners can face additional taxes beyond those withheld from the payout, depending on how the winner manages their windfall.

                          In addition to the big winner Wednesday night, 5 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 second-prize: 1 from California, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Nebraska, 1 from Rhode Island, and 1 from Wisconsin.

                          The California second-prize winner will receive a whopping payout of $1,771,065, because 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.

                          Only the player from Rhode Island purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1, automatically doubling their prize to $2 million.

                          The Power Play number drawn Wednesday night was 3.  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.

                          46 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 $30,000, and 7 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $12,025 this drawing.

                          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.

                          Customer Eric Jorge showed up at the gas station around 4:30 a.m. with a stack of tickets, hoping one is the winner.

                          "I knew I was always going to win one day," he said. "It's just a matter of time, so hopefully, I have one of the tickets."

                          There probably will be more customers showing up with stacks of tickets and the same expectations but leaving disappointed.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: October 2, 2015, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                            Customer Eric Jorge showed up at the gas station around 4:30 a.m. with a stack of tickets, hoping one is the winner.

                            "I knew I was always going to win one day," he said. "It's just a matter of time, so hopefully, I have one of the tickets."

                            There probably will be more customers showing up with stacks of tickets and the same expectations but leaving disappointed.

                            Since Michigan is a state that wins more than NY, CA, FL, NJ, and PA combined, I bet the average player there buys $2,000 worth of tickets for big drawings

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                              Posted: October 2, 2015, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                              Since Michigan is a state that wins more than NY, CA, FL, NJ, and PA combined, I bet the average player there buys $2,000 worth of tickets for big drawings

                              Before MM came to Ohio I would travel to Michigan to get MM tickets when its jackpots were high and Ohioan would buy more tickets than Michigans would but many Ohioan were buying tickets for their friends and co-workers too.   I know when friends and former co-workers heard I was making the trip they would give me money to pick up some tickets for them too.

                              If you are interested in how much each state spends on PB and MM tickets, LottoReport publish it after each drawing.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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