Following another weekend in which no one managed to match all six numbers in the lottery drawing, the Powerball jackpot has now risen to the amount of $400 million. The small price is trivial to those with fantasies of winning big - even if the odds are far from in their favor.
Yet people still line up at that astronomically small chance that they will be the one to get that golden ticket, causing some, as Chris Arnade of The Guardian writes, to ridicule the lottery as a "stupidity tax".
Lionel Messi's back injury could leave him sidelined for fast-approaching Copa America Centenario action. WATCH: Barcelona Wins La Liga Title With Suarez Hat-Trick, But Whata€™s Next for Messi and Company? A Jacksonville resident, Florida Powerball winner Jeffrey Geeting purchased his Quick Pick winning Powerball ticket at Winn-Dixie, 12777 Atlantic Boulevard in Jacksonville, for the Saturday, May 18 drawing.
According to Florida Lottery officials on Monday, May 20, the two friends spent $20 each on Powerball tickets for Saturday's Powerball drawing, and pledged to split the prize winnings with each other if they won. They checked their Powerball numbers on Sunday morning and discovered that while his friend didn't match any Powerball numbers at all, Jefferey matched five Powerball winning numbers for $1 million. There was one Florida Powerball jackpot winner who purchased the winning jackpot ticket in Zephyrhills, for the record-high $590.5 million prize. In case you missed the Saturday, May 18, 2013 Powerball winning numbers, they are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52, and the red Powerball number was 11.Read the article Florida Powerball lottery winner has Powerball winning numbers for $590M jackpot for more details.
Donna DiegelLottery ExaminerDonna Diegel is a published author, freelance writer, pastry chef, recipe developer, former caterer and party planner. Powerball winning numbers update: The Powerball winning numbers for June 8 were announced last night, and the big $60 million Powerball jackpot would have gone to players who have matched all five white numbers as well as the lucky jackpot number, 19.
Powerball winning numbers from June 8 were 2, 11, 22, 26, and 23 for the five white Powerball numbers and 19 for the red Powerball jackpot number. Powerball winning numbers updates are broadcasted live on television on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. While no one matched all six of the Powerball winning numbers, there was one Powerball player from Tennessee who was a Match 5 winner with Power Play and took home $2 million. There were also two Powerball players who matched all five of the white Powerball winning numbers, except for the red jackpot number.
According to Florida lottery executive Cindy O'Connell, Florida is the state that has had the most number of Powerball winners in the nation.
The chances of winning a Powerball jackpot are only 1 in 175.2 million, but the odds of winning smaller prizes are 1 in 32.

Experienced Powerball winners and now millionaires claim that playing the same Powerball numbers each week has helped them become millionaires overnight. The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history is $590.5 million, which was won by a Florida Powerball player in May of this year.
Powerball tickets can be easily purchased for $2 in local stores of 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Congratulations to the New Jersey and Oregon Powerball winners for hitting the Powerball winning numbers May 1, 2013. According to Powerball lottery officials, the Wednesday, May 1 Powerball results also produced 840,075 winning tickets worth a total of $7,527,649 in sales.
Additionally, there were forty-one (41) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each in the May 1 drawing. The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for April 30, were 21, 30, 34, 39, 49, the Mega Ball number was 43, and the Megaplier was X 3.
That's chump change compared to the prize being offered to the lucky winner of the Powerball lottery. Just last year, an insanely fortunate woman from Florida took home a Powerball prize of $590.5 million. The Powerball has cashed in on the allure of these enormous jackpots, raising the staring amount of the winnings to $40 million, and doubling the prize of a ticket from $1 to $2. The Powerball's official website gives the odds of winning the grand prize at roughly 175 million to 1.
Ask the millions who will be going to purchase their Powerball ticket for the next drawing this Wednesday. Florida Lottery officials say another lottery winner hit five Powerball winning numbers for $1 million and couldn't wait to share it.
Not only will Greeting receive a huge $1 million check for winning, but Winn-Dixie will also receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. The next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, May 22, will have an estimated jackpot of $40 million. You can find Donna writing for Providence Holidays, Providence Food, Rhode Island Restaurant, Food Media, Paula Deen, and Martha Stewart.
Since no Powerball players won the whopping $60 million jackpot last night, the Powerball jackpot for this coming Wednesday has been raised to $70 million!

Each player won $1 million, and the two Powerball winners purchased their winning tickets in Missouri and Nebraska. Unfortunately, the New Jersey and Oregon lottery winners didn't win the huge $165 million jackpot, but they are the latest Powerball millionaires by winning $1 million each. Had the $1 million New Jersey Powerball winner, and Oregon Powerball winner purchased Power Play tickets for an extra dollar, they would have had their prize winnings doubled to $2 million instead! Six (6) of those Powerball winners bought Power Play options for an extra dollar and will have their prizes instantly increased to $40,000 instead of the standard $10,000 amount. A year prior to that, three winners split a Mega Millions pot of $656 million, the largest amount ever. The chances are much higher that you'll die in a plane crash than be lucky enough to match all six numbers in the next drawing. According to Florida Lottery officials Monday, May 20, 2013, Jeffrey Geeting claimed his million dollar prize first thing Monday and split it with a friend. The second $1 million winning ticket from Saturday's drawing was sold in Pinellas Park, and has not been claimed at this time.
She's a live-aboard sailor, sci-fi addict, and absolutely adores cheesecake, coconut and lime. The game was well received due to its delightful gameplay, cute lead character, and innovative level design. The good news is Saturday's estimated jackpot is a staggering $191 million annuity, or $124.7 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. ABC news reports that more than half the top lottery prizes ever won have happened since 2012. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday, according to the California Lottery.Powerball Frenzy Strikes SoCalAt one of the top three places in the state to buy a lottery ticket, Blue Bird Liquor in Hawthorne, some hopefuls stood in line for several hours before Saturdaya€™s $600 million Powerball drawing. The odds of winning are one in 175 million, which means you have a better chance at getting struck by lightning than winning big.
The next drawing is Saturday night.The largest jackpot ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in March 2012. The prize was split three ways with winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.

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