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Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $177 Million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $177 Million

There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday but an incredible 1,051,504 prizes were paid out for a total of more than $8.5 million worth of winnings in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $177 million.

The cash option for the Wednesday, October 6 drawing will be an estimated $96.8 million.

The numbers drawn were: 2, 13, 29, 32, 35 and the Powerball was 4. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Thirteen players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Arizona, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), US Virgin Islands, Vermont, and Wisconsin. One additional player from Pennsylvania not only matched the 5 white numbers but also purchased the Power Play option. By doing so, their winnings were multiplied by 4 for a total prize worth $400,000.

Sdventy-eight players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Seven additional players not only matched 4+1, but also purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.

More than 100,000 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 4. Winners were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

This current jackpot run started with the Wednesday, August 18 drawing. The drawing on Saturday night was the 14th consecutive draw without being hit.

Players purchased more than $41 million in tickets between Wednesday and Saturday night.

The lotteries sold more than $2.2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY04. That translates into more than $660 million for worthwhile state projects.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: October 4, 2004, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

If there are no winners this Wednesday, Saturday's jackpot will easily roll up to over $200M.

RJOh

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    twisted's avatar - underground
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    Posted: October 4, 2004, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

    I think you are right RJOh.  But if the jackpot doesnt roll over $200M, I hope I'm the winner.


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      Posted: October 4, 2004, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

      Was that the first 2d prize sold in the USVI ?

        dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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        Posted: October 4, 2004, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

        will probably be 220-230 next roll and 300-320 after that.

        more than likely someone will hit in the next 2 drawings since both mega and powerball have had great difficulty breaking the 300 million mark since 2002

          twisted's avatar - underground
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          Posted: October 4, 2004, 4:39 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 04, 2004


          Was that the first 2d prize sold in the USVI ?


          Yeah I noticed that too.  I dont know if its the first but its certainly the first since Sep 2003 (when i started playing PB).
            DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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            Posted: October 4, 2004, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            so nice to know that the USVI is finnally starting to make a name for themselves.i hope the winner is either form the USVI, CO, TN, ME, VT, or ND.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

              twisted's avatar - underground
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              Posted: October 4, 2004, 7:56 pm - IP Logged
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                Posted: October 4, 2004, 9:40 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on October 04, 2004


                so nice to know that the USVI is finnally starting to make a name for themselves.i hope the winner is either form the USVI, CO, TN, ME, VT, or ND.



                USVI already has a reputation as being a tax haven. I'm sure there are many well-to-do people living there already.
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                  Fantasy Land
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                  Posted: October 4, 2004, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Oregon needs the win! Come on, everyone say it with me! Oregon! We havn't had a winner since July 1999 and have been selling powerball from the beginning!


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                    Posted: October 4, 2004, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                    take it easy guys,

                      dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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                      Posted: October 4, 2004, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

                      I would just like to see one of the multi-state games finally break 300 - i wonder if it can still happen.

                        urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
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                        Posted: October 5, 2004, 8:19 pm - IP Logged
                        Quote: Originally posted by dvdiva on October 04, 2004


                        will probably be 220-230 next roll and 300-320 after that.
                        more than likely someone will hit in the next 2 drawings since both mega and powerball have had great difficulty breaking the 300 million mark since 2002



                        The PB can only increase by a maximum of $25mill per roll over. So the most it will go up to is $202mill.

                        Its on the powerball web-site under rules and regulations.

                        (b) The prize pool percentage allocated to the set prizes (the cash prizes of $100,000 or less) shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the set prizes awarded in the current draw.  If the total of the set prizes awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pool allocated to the set prizes, then the amount needed to fund the set prizes awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order: (i) the amount allocated to the set prizes and carried forward from previous draws, if any; (ii) an amount from the set prize reserve account, if available, not to exceed twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per drawing

                          dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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                          Posted: October 6, 2004, 12:34 am - IP Logged

                          no that's if it hits the maximum jackpot which is 339 million - the difference goes to the second prizes (a very lame set up).

                          The prize has gone up by more than 25 mill since the rule changes in 10/9/2002. jack whitiker ( or what ever his name is) can vouch that the pot has gone up more than 25 mil after the rule changes. Its refering to the largest pot powerball had before the rule change on 8/25/2001 - 295 million. the next largest pot could only be

                          320 but it was only 314. so the next jackpot can only be 25 million more than that or 339 million

                            dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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                            Posted: October 6, 2004, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                            also if you read that rule it's refering to the maximum total payout for the set prizes (100k, etc) not the jackpot. read part 6.8 to see the grand prize limitations. there you will see it says "When the Grand Prize reaches a new high annuitized amount" it's limited to a 25 million gain - now that's 339 million. which i doubt will happen