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Powerball winning ticket sold in Saturday's $245.6 million drawing

Aug 12, 2018, 3:36 pm

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A single ticket sold in New York state won Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth $245.6 million, lottery officials announced early Sunday.

The winning ticket was sold at the Stop & Shop, 2754 Hylan Boulevard, on Staten Island, according to the New York State Lottery's Web site. There was no immediate word on who holds the winning ticket.

Also Saturday there was a winner in Florida of a secondary prize of $2 million and a winner in Georgia of a $1 million prize.

Saturday's winning Powerball numbers were 5, 43, 56, 62, and 68, with Powerball number 24. The Power Play multiplier was 2.

The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $147 million for the winner of Saturday's jackpot.

Because there was a jackpot winner, the amount resets to $40 million for next Wednesday's drawing.

The last big payout occurred when a single winning ticket worth $150.4 million sold in Oregon won on June 21.

Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions.

The drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Wednesdays and Saturdays. More information about Powerball, as well as Mega Millions, can be found at USA Mega (www.usamega.com), a website devoted to the two huge multi-state lottery games.

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music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

Personally, I can understand why many Lottery Post members are saying, "Why wasn't it me who won?" It is a disappointment. 

 Now we are curious about, "Was it a quick pick or not?" "Was it a pool?" 

 I count my blessings that we also have Mega Millions available to play. 

 Congratulations to the winner or winners!Party

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

    It was in another state where it’s way too easy to win a lottery jackpot, go figure.

    We all got potblocked again.

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      Ringleader
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      Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

      It was in another state where it’s way too easy to win a lottery jackpot, go figure.

      We all got potblocked again.

      ROFL

      Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

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        Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

        It was in another state where it’s way too easy to win a lottery jackpot, go figure.

        We all got potblocked again.

        This brings to mind one of those 90s used car commercials where the guy was dressed up in an outrageous outfit screaming into the hand-held microphone, "These cars are a giveaway. People are coming from neighboring states to take advantage of these super deals. Come on down and get your dream car now while supplies last."

         

        JJ you better go up to NY, down to FL or out west to CA and get your winning ticket while supplies last.

        "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

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          Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

          WTF, someone got potblocked again!

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            Posted: August 12, 2018, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

            There's no potblocking in Colorado

            Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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              Posted: August 12, 2018, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

              It was in another state where it’s way too easy to win a lottery jackpot, go figure.

              We all got potblocked again.

              Dang.....

              this dude needs a padded room.

              Crazy

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                Posted: August 12, 2018, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                I agree with Prince. I was potblocked again too. I'm getting impatient I tell you. Mad

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                  Posted: August 12, 2018, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree with Prince. I was potblocked again too. I'm getting impatient I tell you. Mad

                  Roll Eyeslooks like JJ has a twin from another mother or father  No Pity!

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                    Posted: August 12, 2018, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                    Personally, I can understand why many Lottery Post members are saying, "Why wasn't it me who won?" It is a disappointment. 

                     Now we are curious about, "Was it a quick pick or not?" "Was it a pool?" 

                     I count my blessings that we also have Mega Millions available to play. 

                     Congratulations to the winner or winners!Party

                    The NYS Lottery website shows that it was a quick pick.

                    It wasn't me neither. Unhappy

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                    Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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                      Posted: August 12, 2018, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                      California and New York won again. It's gotta be rigged. Why else would they win so much?   But I shouldn't complain. I knew I was going to be pot blocked, so I didn't buy a ticket. Green laugh 

                      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

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                        Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                        California and New York won again. It's gotta be rigged. Why else would they win so much?   But I shouldn't complain. I knew I was going to be pot blocked, so I didn't buy a ticket. Green laugh 

                        I didn't play either because I wait until ticket sales give a better overall chance someone somewhere will have a winning ticket. The problem of waiting is the chances (drawing sales divided by possible outcomes) of the $500 million plus MM jackpot were only slightly over 25% and Saturday's PB was under 8%. 

                        People play hoping the jackpot will be won and they have the winning ticket. Combined the top five states in ticket sales had 38% of all the tickets sold for Saturday's PB drawing and NY and California are always in the top five in ticket sales.

                        *I know you're being facetious and maybe JJ and Golfer are too.

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                          Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Lp has invented a new lottery term with this pot blocking. We are the trend setters!!!!

                          Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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                            Posted: August 12, 2018, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                            Let me just say I'm from Staten Island , and I'm happy a Staten islander won . From what I'm hearing , They worked in a nearby store in the plaza where the ticket was sold .Im happy for them :) Now they can retire and live happily ever after .