Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Area Powerball ticket scores $1 million as jackpot soars

A coincidence defies the odds.

Three times in the last year when Powerball rolled over to $400 million, the Philadelphia area got lucky. In August 2013 and February 2014, $1 million was won in Langhorne, Bucks County. In September 2013, $1 million was won in Philadelphia.
Three times in the last year when Powerball rolled over to $400 million, the Philadelphia area got lucky. In August 2013 and February 2014, $1 million was won in Langhorne, Bucks County. In September 2013, $1 million was won in Philadelphia.

History repeats itself?

In early August, the Powerball jackpot rolled over to $400 million, and a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Langhorne, Bucks County.

Saturday, the Powerball jackpot rolled over to $400 million, and a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Langhorne, Bucks County.

That's about as far as the coincidence goes, however -- unless you count how a third $400 million jackpot produced another area $1 million winner in September, though that one was in Philadelphia.

The new $1 million winner was sold at the Giant Food Store, 3 Doublewoods Rd., the August ticket at a Langhorne 7-Eleven.

Not one number was the same on both winning tickets.

The new ticket matched the first five numbers drawn Saturday night -- 2, 9, 14, 21 and 23 -- but not the Powerball of 3.

The $400 million annuity is the game's fourth biggest ever, and the cash payout, $227.78  million, is also No. 4 for Powerball.

See "Biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history"

Booming sales could drive the jackpot higher before Wednesday's drawing, but August's top prize wound up shy of its original estimate, finishing at $399.4 million.

Powerball has never had a jackpot this big roll over, so if no one hits, the game might challenge its all-time record, $590.5 million, set last May. That jackpot skyrocketed after a $350 million top prize failed to be hit.

For more, go Philly.com's lottery page, Powerball.com or the website for the Pennsylvania Lottery.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

owerball is making another run at the record books, with its fourth biggest jackpot ever.

Fourth biggest annuity: $400 million.

Fourth most cash: $227.78 million.

The cash could be called the "real" jackpot. Colorado’s Eugene and Stanislawa Markiewicz were the last winners to take the annuity, back in October 2007.

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  • 2 Pa. tix just miss Powerball jackpot
  • The jackpot rolled over Saturday night, when nobody matched all the numbers drawn: 2, 9, 14, 21 and 23, with a Powerball of 3.

    Ten tickets matched the first five numbers. A Texas ticket won $2 million for also having the Power Play prize multiplier option. The other nine tickets won $1 million apiece.  Florida and Michigan each sold two, while Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Georgia and Iowa each sold one.

    Whether the jackpot is likely to be revised upward before Wednesday’s drawing will depend on sales.

    In August, a Powerball jackpot at first estimated as also worth $400 million, wound up at a little less: $399.4 million.

    Powerball has never had a jackpot this big roll over, so if no one hits, the game might challenge its all-time record, $590.5 million, set last May. That jackpot skyrocketed after a $350 million top prize failed to be hit.


    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Powerball_jackpot_is_games_4th_biggest_ever.html#bk0RwAoIA4JCihHd.99

    owerball is making another run at the record books, with its fourth biggest jackpot ever.

     

    Fourth biggest annuity: $400 million.

     

    Fourth most cash: $227.78 million.

     

    The cash could be called the "real" jackpot. Colorado’s Eugene and Stanislawa Markiewicz were the last winners to take the annuity, back in October 2007.

    More coverage

    2 Pa. tix just miss Powerball jackpot

     

    The jackpot rolled over Saturday night, when nobody matched all the numbers drawn: 2, 9, 14, 21 and 23, with a Powerball of 3.

     

    Ten tickets matched the first five numbers. A Texas ticket won $2 million for also having the Power Play prize multiplier option. The other nine tickets won $1 million apiece. Florida and Michigan each sold two, while Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Georgia and Iowa each sold one.

     

    Whether the jackpot is likely to be revised upward before Wednesday’s drawing will depend on sales.

     

    In August, a Powerball jackpot at first estimated as also worth $400 million, wound up at a little less: $399.4 million.

     

    Powerball has never had a jackpot this big roll over, so if no one hits, the game might challenge its all-time record, $590.5 million, set last May. That jackpot skyrocketed after a $350 million top prize failed to be hit.

     

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Powerball_jackpot_is_games_4th_biggest_ever.html#bk0RwAoIA4JCihHd.99

    Saturday night, $1 million was won by a ticket sold at the 7-Eleven at 1205 E. Lincoln Hwy. in  Langhorne, Bucks County. It matched the first five numbers -- 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45 -- but not the Powerball of 15.
    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/Powerball_1_million_won_in_Bucks_County_jackpot_up_to_400_million_.html#R45OFlgrPC2fOIps.99

    Saturday night, $1 million was won by a ticket sold at the 7-Eleven at 1205 E. Lincoln Hwy. in Langhorne, Bucks County. It matched the first five numbers -- 21, 24, 36, 42 and 45 -- but not the Powerball of 15.

    The $400 million annuity prize is the game's fourth biggest ever, and the cash jackpot, $227.78 million, is also No. 4 all-time for Powerball.

     

    If sales boom, the jackpot could be revised upward, but the August jackpot wound up shy of its original estimate, finishing at $399.4 million.

     

    Powerball has never had a jackpot this big roll over, so if no one hits, the game might challenge its all-time record, $590.5 million, set last May. That jackpot skyrocketed after a $350 million top prize failed to be hit.

     

    See "Biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history."

     

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