Skip to comments.Record $365 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Nebraska
Posted on 02/19/2006 4:12:59 AM PST by dakine
POWERBALL, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The record breaking $365 Million Powerball jackpot was won on a single ticket sold in Nebraska. The winner will now have to decide between the 29-year, 30-payment annuity, and the cash option worth $177.3 million. The winner will have 60 days after their ticket is validated to make that decision. ADVERTISEMENT
The numbers drawn Saturday night were 15 - 17 - 43 - 44 - 48 and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4.
The Match 5 BONUS feature kicked in for this drawing, allowing an additional $19.6 million in cash to roll down and be split by all Match 5 winners. The special BONUS pool is in addition to the regular Match 5 prizes won on this draw. This gives each of the 42 Match 5 white ball winners an additional $467,142 cash bonus above the normal prize of $200,000 plus any Power Play winnings.
Thirty-nine players in Arizona, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin won a total of $667,142. Three additional Match 5 winners from Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee also played the PowerPlay option and multiplied their base Match 5 prize by four. These players won a total of $1,267,142 in cash for Saturday's Powerball drawing.
Two hundred sixty players matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Nineteen additional players who won at this prize level also purchased the Power Play and had their $10,000 winnings multiplied by four to $40,000.
More than 368,000 winning Powerball players multiplied their prizes by four on Saturday. They did that by purchasing the Power Play option for the extra dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from two to five times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.
Excluding the jackpot, 4,309,550 players across the nation won a total of $38.4 million in cash prizes for Saturday's Powerball drawing.
The jackpot for the Wednesday, February 22 drawing will be $15 million with a cash option of $7.3 million.
Players should carefully check their tickets after every draw. Even if there are no jackpot winners there are always tens of thousands of winners at other prize levels.
Players purchased more than $175.3 million in tickets (Powerball plus Power Play) between Wednesday and Saturday night. The lotteries sold more than $2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY05. That translates into more than $600 million for worthwhile state projects.
Powerball is now played in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information on Powerball, please visit our website at http://www.powerball.com
Guess I have to work Monday...
...and then tell us about some hot stock tip. ;-)
Tax on stupid?
Nah, but I believe it was P.T. Barnum who had something to say about it.
Buy RSH while it is still worth something.
I have family in Nebraska. Gosh, I miss them. Think I'll give them a call.......
Minus taxes - $109 million remaining
Take that $9 million for immediate use - $100 million remaining
A very safe 4% return - $4 million a year pre-tax income.
I could live on that.
Here in Illinois the lottery was touted as a cure for public education funding, Guess what? They are still whining for more money and the lottery money is not going where they said it would.
I play but Illinois is not a power ball state. We have "mega Millions".
Hey, im in Nebraska and just got off of work. I bought three tickets.........you dont think?
"The numbers drawn Saturday night were 15 - 17 - 43 - 44 - 48 and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4. "
Funny, those were the exact numbers I was gonna play, but I was a day late and a dollar short.
I didn't win anything...But then I didn't buy a ticket...
Why, you think it's too late to short? Maybe it IS going back up now
They changed their number...
These lotteries are nothing more than another way for the government to steal your money. 2/3-3/4 will go to the governments involved for taxes. This is money that is already taxed. America is the most corrupt country on the face of the earth today and it is done in the name of the law.
Or sleep in a Holiday Inn either...
Yeah, I can see you've been around...
Hasn't theree been some studies of winners of Jackpots, and that they all die in 5 years, commit suicide, end up unhappy as everyone of their friends thinks they too need to get some piece of the pie? Seems I remember that the vast majority after they were paid and the money spent wished they would have never won.
It's a joke, son. It's a joke.
Give me a break. Corrupt would be if buying lottery tickets was compulsory. Last time I checked, it wasn't.
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