Powerball Jackpot Remains Unclaimed, Now $284 Mill.

    February 10, 2014
    Lacy Langley
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The multi-state lottery jackpot, which is played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is now up to an estimated $284 million prize since there were no winners in Sunday’s drawing, according to Lottery Post. The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, February 8, were 24, 25, 34, 37, and 54, with Powerball number 29.

If you win, and you are a “take the cash” kind of person, you will walk away with $162.7 million. Saturday was the 13th consecutive drawing without a winner. This particular jackpot started out as a prize of $40 million way back on Dec. 28th.

Not everyone went home empty handed, however. There were a few $1 million dollar winners on Saturday, those that matched the first 5 numbers. There were 2 from California, 1 from Colorado, 1 from Florida, 1 from New Jersey, 2 from New York, 1 from Oklahoma, 1 from Texas, and 1 from West Virginia.

Had those lucky folks opted for Power Play, costing another $1, they would have won $2 million. Not a single one did.

Also, 48 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000, 10 of which spent the extra $1 for Power Play and walked away with $20,000.

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The Power Play option returned on the January 22nd drawing, and was welcome back with open arms. The option only costs another dollar, and if you match all five white balls, you get the Match 5 prize which will pay $2 million, regardless of the multiplier number drawn, according to Market Wired.

“New and different ways to win will bring more excitement for our players,” Karen Bach, director of budget, products and communications for the Arizona Lottery said of the Power Play option when it was reintroduced. “We’re expecting the return of the enhanced Power Play multiplier to be popular with our players, and we look forward to awarding even bigger prizes to Arizona Powerball winners in the coming months.”

Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm Eastern Time and tickets cost $2 each.

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  • Jack Ryan

    If you are a take the cash kind of person and walk away with 162.7 million, how much will you pay in taxes and what will be your "take home" pay?

    • George

      Federal income tax is 60% of that $162.7 million. If your state taxes lottery winnings, you would also pay whatever the max percentage is in your state on the $262.7 million. Good luck!

      • Mike

        No it is not. Federal Tax is maxed out at 39.6%.

    • http://20dollarsnow.empowerpayscash.com/ WeatherGoddess7

      I wouldn't worry about all that just give me the money first, I will think about paying taxes later.

    • kosta

      Thats what you walk away with.. The jackpot is 284 Mil you walk away with 162.7 after taxes!!!

      • George

        No, that's the amount that is left after reducing the total amount after the reduction (I forget what that is called). So you will be left with 60% of $162.7 million. The $162.7 million is before taxes.

  • Ayenew

    Nice jack pot..I wish I am the lucky person to claim it. Of-course GOD may make me the claimer.

  • http://20dollarsnow.empowerpayscash.com/ WeatherGoddess7

    I think I need to go get me a lottery ticket and go win that powerball jackpot.