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Record $365 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in Nebraska
Source: Multi-State Lottery Association ^

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: lottery; powerball
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Looking for sanctimonious to inform me about this "tax on stupid"

Guess I have to work Monday...

1 posted on 02/19/2006 4:13:01 AM PST by dakine
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To: dakine
Looking for sanctimonious to inform me about this "tax on stupid"

...and then tell us about some hot stock tip. ;-)

2 posted on 02/19/2006 4:15:54 AM PST by rhombus
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To: dakine

Tax on stupid?

Nah, but I believe it was P.T. Barnum who had something to say about it.


3 posted on 02/19/2006 4:16:58 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: rhombus
...and then tell us about some hot stock tip. ;-)

Buy RSH while it is still worth something.

4 posted on 02/19/2006 4:18:17 AM PST by Glenn (There is a looming Tupperware shortage. Plan appropriately.)
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To: dakine

I have family in Nebraska. Gosh, I miss them. Think I'll give them a call.......


5 posted on 02/19/2006 4:19:43 AM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: dakine
the cash option worth $177.3 million

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.

6 posted on 02/19/2006 4:20:28 AM PST by Flyer (Send Beer)
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To: dakine

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".


7 posted on 02/19/2006 4:20:45 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: dakine

Hey, im in Nebraska and just got off of work. I bought three tickets.........you dont think?


8 posted on 02/19/2006 4:28:47 AM PST by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Damn!.......nevermind.


9 posted on 02/19/2006 4:29:58 AM PST by Husker24
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To: dakine
A big fuss is being made over a sports figure's wife betting on sports. But government has put the stamp of approval on gambling, except government does not like competition.

The real question is whether government should be encouraging gambling? Down through history gambling has not been one of man's highest virtues. Even government calls it "gaming" to avoid the appearance of approving of gambling.

Government is supposed to work for the best interest of the governed. It's not clear that a government monopoly on gambling makes gambling OK.

It's ironic that after the state sets up its gambling numbers game, it then publishes a hot line for people who are addicted to the state-sponsored idea that you can get rich quick.
10 posted on 02/19/2006 4:33:59 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: dakine

"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.


11 posted on 02/19/2006 4:36:13 AM PST by garyhope (Peace through superior firepower, A-10's, C-130 gunships, rational thought and pragmatism.)
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To: dakine

I didn't win anything...But then I didn't buy a ticket...


12 posted on 02/19/2006 4:36:46 AM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: Glenn

Why, you think it's too late to short? Maybe it IS going back up now


13 posted on 02/19/2006 4:39:07 AM PST by garyhope (Peace through superior firepower, A-10's, C-130 gunships, rational thought and pragmatism.)
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To: ShadowDancer

They changed their number...


14 posted on 02/19/2006 4:39:34 AM PST by dakine
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To: dakine

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.



15 posted on 02/19/2006 4:49:00 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: Iscool

Or sleep in a Holiday Inn either...


16 posted on 02/19/2006 4:50:34 AM PST by Issaquahking (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. Choose wisely, the MSM hasn't)
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To: gunnedah
America is the most corrupt country on the face of the earth today

Yeah, I can see you've been around...

17 posted on 02/19/2006 4:52:06 AM PST by dakine
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To: gunnedah

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.


18 posted on 02/19/2006 4:52:41 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: garyhope
Why, you think it's too late to short?

It's a joke, son. It's a joke.

19 posted on 02/19/2006 4:53:52 AM PST by Glenn (There is a looming Tupperware shortage. Plan appropriately.)
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To: gunnedah

Give me a break. Corrupt would be if buying lottery tickets was compulsory. Last time I checked, it wasn't.


20 posted on 02/19/2006 4:56:49 AM PST by ShadowDancer (I think I may have the Asian Bird Fru. I mean Flu. (Damn, it's starting already))
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To: Graybeard58
If it is like NY the state budget appropriates a certain figure each year for "education".Any lottery funds go towards that figure not in addition to it,like is always suggested.

The more the lottery takes in,the more general tax revenue that can and will be spent elsewhere.

It does nothing to help education or reduce local taxes,just makes it easier to keep increasing the spending and along with it the local districts share keeps increasing.

21 posted on 02/19/2006 4:57:14 AM PST by carlr
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To: rovenstinez

"Seems I remember that the vast majority after they were paid and the money spent wished they would have never won."

Give me the prize money and I'll get back to you and let you know how it worked out. IOW, for $177M, I'll take that chance.


22 posted on 02/19/2006 4:57:24 AM PST by DugwayDuke (Stupidity can be a self-correcting problem.)
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To: dakine

I know a guy who lost loads of money, and his marriage, by betting on the Packers against the Broncos.

In lottery, the payoff is equal to the odds of winning. You can bet $3 and win a million. I'll never miss the $3.


23 posted on 02/19/2006 4:58:59 AM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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To: carlr
IRS WINS BIG (AGAIN!) IN LOTTERY

24 posted on 02/19/2006 5:01:15 AM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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To: Loud Mime
I know a guy who lost loads of money, and his marriage, by betting on the Packers against the Broncos.

Sounds like a win-win situation to me...

25 posted on 02/19/2006 5:02:34 AM PST by dakine
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To: dakine

From HER perspective, yes.


26 posted on 02/19/2006 5:08:55 AM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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To: Flyer

The cash option number is AFTER taxes...


27 posted on 02/19/2006 5:11:53 AM PST by Eighth Street (Who do you hate more? Muslims who want to kill you or the Libs who want to sell you out to them?)
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To: gunnedah
America is the most corrupt country on the face of the earth today and it is done in the name of the law.

What's wrong?
No TV?
Can't read?
Never traveled abroad?

You can't be serious.
28 posted on 02/19/2006 5:13:35 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: Graybeard58
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.

Similar situation with the California Lottery...the money does indeed go to the skools, but the catch is that whatever amount is gleaned by the lottery is basically deducted from previously allocated tax funds. Net gain = zero.

29 posted on 02/19/2006 5:13:36 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: carlr

That same education (it's for the chilluns) lie is told everywhere.

Hell, we don't even need to talk about the corruption in Baton Rouge!!!


30 posted on 02/19/2006 5:15:24 AM PST by cajun-jack
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To: carlr
The more the lottery takes in,the more general tax revenue that can and will be spent elsewhere

It's the same here. Lottery money for education replaces money that used to come from the general fund. It is not nor never has been "in addition to".

It's nothing new but politicians are dishonest with the public and it cuts across political lines. It is also not a new thing that the public generally swallows all the B.S. that the politicians feed them.

31 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:28 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: dakine

I'm glad it was won in a red state.


32 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:19 AM PST by reg45
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To: Loud Mime
From HIS, also...
33 posted on 02/19/2006 5:25:58 AM PST by dakine
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To: ErnBatavia

Same in Louisiana. Passed lottery as a cure for educational troubles. Teachers never saw a cent.


34 posted on 02/19/2006 5:27:35 AM PST by Sertorius (A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
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To: Eighth Street


"The cash option number is AFTER taxes..."

No it is not.


35 posted on 02/19/2006 5:30:16 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Husker24

I'm in Nebraska too.....wasn't me either.
Oh well, back to work tomorrow.


36 posted on 02/19/2006 5:46:19 AM PST by MountainDad
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To: Husker24

Warren Buffet figured with a $365 million jackpot and 140 million or so combinations, he would just have his agents buy all 140 million combinations. He's from Nebraska, isn't he?


37 posted on 02/19/2006 5:47:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: Flyer

can get 9-12% on life settlements, a very safe investment. Se what it will do if 100,000 invested at birth for 10% and rolled over every 5 years until age 45.


38 posted on 02/19/2006 5:51:21 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: DugwayDuke

Discovery had a program on recently about lottery winners. One guy was homeless and won the lottery..was very moving and although he has all that money, he lives in a very modest home and did not go crazy with the money. Two sisters were lottery winners. The bought nice homes next to each other. Built only one pool and the entire family uses it. They were very happy and content with their winnings and had no problems. Another guy with a long pony tail traveled all over the world buying the most god awful gaudy stuff but he was a happy camper and loved his gaudy home, elephant tusks, gold piano, etc. lol I would love to see a series on lottery winners and find out what happened to them after they won.


39 posted on 02/19/2006 5:54:02 AM PST by ozzysmom
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To: gunnedah

In a lottery I voluntarilly give my money away or not. In taxes, it is confiscatory. Seems like a no brainer which one is preferred.


40 posted on 02/19/2006 5:54:21 AM PST by bigsigh
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To: Iscool

Not buying a ticket doesn't affect your odds much.


41 posted on 02/19/2006 5:54:34 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

That's what I figured...My odds are just as good at catching a ride to Mars...


42 posted on 02/19/2006 5:59:15 AM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: dakine

I'm sour:-(


43 posted on 02/19/2006 6:00:45 AM PST by geege
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To: Eighth Street

The jackpot is always overstated by roughly double it's true value. It's $177 million less taxes if you take it now.

If you allow them to keep it and invest it and pay you an annual amount like a mortgage, then the total payments over 30 years add up to $365 million.

I think it's false advertising.

I wonder how many people would play if they knew there odds were less than 1:150 million of winning a jackpot that was probably worth $90 million after taxes instead of $365 million.


44 posted on 02/19/2006 6:02:14 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: ShadowDancer

LOL, I have a friend in Nebraska.


45 posted on 02/19/2006 6:05:21 AM PST by tiki
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To: ShadowDancer

I have family in Nebraska. Gosh, I miss them. Think I'll give them a call.......

Me too, what is their name again ??


46 posted on 02/19/2006 6:09:27 AM PST by Pedrobud (Wake up you liberal morons. Bush is not the enemy !!)
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To: dakine

It must be Bush's fault we did not win !!


47 posted on 02/19/2006 6:10:16 AM PST by Pedrobud (Wake up you liberal morons. Bush is not the enemy !!)
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To: dakine
Guess I have to work Monday...

I won't have to work on Monday even though I didn't have a winning Powerball ticket... seems as though I just received an e-mail from someone in Nigeria that needs my assistance... too bad the banks are closed tomorrow, I'll have to wait until Tuesday to authorize the transaction and get my $30M.

48 posted on 02/19/2006 6:24:22 AM PST by fuquadukie (If you can't hang with the big dogs, then don't jump off the porch.)
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To: ShadowDancer

Tell you Nebraska family you just found a long lost cousin living in NJ.


49 posted on 02/19/2006 6:26:14 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: Graybeard58

The lottery money is used for education. What they don't tell you is that it is not in ADDITION to the current funding, it simply replaced the current funding which they diverted to the general budget.


50 posted on 02/19/2006 6:27:05 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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