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Powerball Jackpot Rockets to $215 Million

PowerballPowerball: Powerball Jackpot Rockets to $215 Million

Nineteen lottery players across the nation were just one ball shy of winning the world's largest current lottery jackpot Wednesday night. The ball those players were missing was the Powerball.

There were no Powerball jackpot winners, but an incredible 1,175,278 prizes were paid out for a total of more than $9.3 million worth of winnings in America's Game.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday's drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $215 million.

The cash option for the Saturday, October 9 drawing will be an estimated $117.3 million.

The numbers drawn were: 5, 6, 19, 44, 50 and the Powerball was 28. The Power Play multiplier was 4.

Nineteen players correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000. The tickets were sold in Connecticut (3), Indiana (2), Kansas, Kentucky (3), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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

Over 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 Wednesday night was the 15th consecutive draw without being hit.

Players purchased more than $47 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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10 comments. Last comment 12 years ago by dvdiva.
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United States
Member #379
June 5, 2002
11296 Posts
Posted: October 7, 2004, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

Connecticut has gone over seven years since its last PB winner.

    urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    Member #7272
    September 28, 2004
    179 Posts
    Posted: October 7, 2004, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

    I have gone 28 years and not been a winner.....lol 10 of those years i've been playing.

      Fantasy Land
      United States
      Member #7297
      September 29, 2004
      80 Posts
      Posted: October 7, 2004, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

      I've invested my $7 win from last draw into new tickets!

        Milwaukee, WI
        United States
        Member #3131
        December 27, 2003
        665 Posts
        Posted: October 7, 2004, 8:45 pm - IP Logged
        Being on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin I play both Mega Millions and Powerball and it has been a Looooooong time since either state has had a big winner.... Meanwhile other states have had many winners.... EX: Ind had winners 2 drawings in a row, then the amother state won then Ind won a 3rd time....

        Recently Minn had 2 PB winners and a Hot Lotto winner...

        Come on (whining), it's our turn.........

        $215+ Mill would be nice to Win...

        Will this run go to $300+ Mill?


        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on October 07, 2004

        Connecticut has gone over seven years since its last PB winner.

          DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
          Yinzer Country, PA
          United States
          Member #4067
          March 18, 2004
          2741 Posts
          Posted: October 7, 2004, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

          CO, USVI, ME, VT, TN, and ND have yet to see a jackpot winner.

          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.

            United States
            Member #379
            June 5, 2002
            11296 Posts
            Posted: October 8, 2004, 9:38 am - IP Logged

            That's nice to know.

              twisted's avatar - underground
              New Jersey
              United States
              Member #2376
              September 25, 2003
              582 Posts
              Posted: October 8, 2004, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

              I just like the fact that just to "create" more excitement PB doesnt change their drawing location like MM.  Everytime MM has changed their drawing location to NY to create more excitement for the game someone has won the jackpot that draw.  I like it that PB sticks with one drawing location.

                United States
                Member #379
                June 5, 2002
                11296 Posts
                Posted: October 9, 2004, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                Powerball hasn't had remote draws?

                  nitabug's avatar - animaniacs07
                  Madisonville Kentucky
                  United States
                  Member #3754
                  February 18, 2004
                  21 Posts
                  Posted: October 9, 2004, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey all,  I didn't buy a tictet tonight!!  I have been in the bed sick with the flu!  I have always purchased my groups powerball tickets.  Since I was sick I asked my sister to pick them up for me.  Well guess what, right she didn't get them!  $215 million and she didn't get to the store on time!  We have been playing as a group for nealy 6 years and she couldn't even leave a party on time to buy a ticket!!  I bet she didn't forget to buy her milk, bread and gas!  Yes, I am going off the wall here!  Oh gosh please pass the TheraFlu!

                    dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

                    United States
                    Member #2338
                    September 17, 2003
                    2063 Posts
                    Posted: October 9, 2004, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                    yeah megamillions moving their drawing equipment always seemed cheezy to me. very unprofessional.