Powerball jackpot climbs to $290M as no one wins top prize

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Powerball JackpotAs the coffee brewed I looked at the front page of the paper. Jobless rate climbs blared the headline. Just what an unemployed man wants to read. Inside the paper was more good news. Rain for the weekend. Lots of it.

Flipping to the sports section I see that my favorite baseball team lost again. That’s three in a row now. Then I see the little box on the bottom of the sports page. Today’s lottery numbers. I dig into my pocket and pull out my tickets. I have been playing the same 4 sets of numbers now for over six months and so far had won a total of about twenty dollars.

I look at the first number under the Powerball section. I can’t remember all my numbers but I know on one of the tickets I have a 7 in the first position. The aroma of coffee has now filled the kitchen. It reminds me that I need some. I walk to the counter and pour a cup and light a cigarette. Coffee and cigarettes. The breakfast of champions I mutter to myself and then I look at my lottery tickets again.

I pull out the ticket that has the 7 in the first position. As I look at the paper the second number is a match too. My eyes are bleary still from sleep. Looks to me like the third number is also a match. I know at least now I can play next week for free I think to myself.

Then I skip to the Powerball number. “2” That’s my Powerball number too. Wow I won $100 I think to myself. Back to the little box with the numbers in it. I see the fourth digit is also a match. My heart skips a beat when I look at the fifth number. It’s a 4 Can it be? I look at my ticket again. It is! I have to read the numbers in the paper and look at my ticket over and over. All five numbers and the Powerball. My heart is racing. My hands are shaking. The numbers are all there. I have the winning Powerball ticket in my hand!

I read the ticket out loud and look at the newspaper. I have won the Powerball jackpot. I am an instant millionaire I think to myself. My dog starts barking outside again. I don’t care. I am looking open jawed at the newspaper and a Powerball ticket that is matching every single number. The date has to be wrong? I am dreaming. I can’t possibly have the winning ticket. Again I look at the newspaper and my ticket. It’s still there, all five numbers and the Powerball number. I am rich. Even after the taxes and the annuity I am going to cash this little piece of paper in for 85 million dollars.

On October 3, 2009, the Florida Lottery announced its first Powerball jackpot winner. The winning ticket was worth $101,160,403.68 cash ($189 million annuity) and was the largest prize awarded by the Florida Lottery. Dr. William A. Steele claimed the prize, and elected to take the lump sum.

Powerball jackpots begin at $40 million (annuitized), and increase by at least $10 million if not won. Games cost $2 each; with Power Play, $There are nine prize levels; second prize is $1,000,000 (cash) in a $2 game; if Power Play was selected, $2,000,000.

Comparisons to the Powerball and Mega Millions Lotteries: Your odds of winning Hot Lotto are about 6.01 times greater than that of winning the Powerball jackpot, and about 6.03 times greater than that of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

Never play lottery without using lottery system. Lottery system is still the best and sure way of winning powerball lottery. Don’t misunderstand me, I am not saying that you will win jackpot immediately using lottery system. No, but you can still win some reasonable amount every time you play using lottery system. Honestly, you will never see a professional lotto player without a lottery system.

Let me tell you again and again that lottery system is the best way of selecting winning numbers for power ball. Another awesome thing about lottery system is that the developer of the system will automatically become your mentor. And he will be giving you some great lottery tips that can help you win jackpot in no time. And if you win jackpot today, no doubt you’ve automatically become Millionaire!

 

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