Powerball jackpot at $425 million

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 10:45 AM
Last updated Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 1:30 AM
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Customers walked up to Sheila McFadden’s counter all day Wednesday, spilling their dreams and cash on a chance to be multimillionares.

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Crystal Mathews (right) draws a star on Annette Graham's Powerball ticket for good luck at Greg's Gas Plus on East Martintown Road in North Augusta. The $425 million jackpot is the third-largest in history, according to the Georgia Lottery Corp.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
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Crystal Mathews (right) draws a star on Annette Graham's Powerball ticket for good luck at Greg's Gas Plus on East Martintown Road in North Augusta. The $425 million jackpot is the third-largest in history, according to the Georgia Lottery Corp.

“This evening we’re going to get slammed,” said McFadden, a cashier at the 525 E. Martintown Road Greg’s Gas Plus in North Augusta, about the expected lottery traffic for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

The $425 million jackpot is the third-largest in history, according to the Georgia Lottery Corp.

“The closer it gets, the more anxious people get,” said Samir Patel, the owner of Lucky Spot on Gordon Highway, and Highway 88 Mart in Hephzibah.

Each time the lottery builds into the triple digits, the day is the same, cashiers said. Traffic begins slowly but increases in the evening as word gets around and people decide $2 is a small price to pay for the chance to win millions.

According to the Georgia Lottery, players have a 1-in-175 million chance of getting the big bucks and a 1-in-32 chance of winning a prize.

A major overhaul of the game in January 2012 included raising the price of a ticket from $1 to $2 and starting the jackpot at $40 million instead of $20 million.

Lottery players aren’t the only ones with their fingers crossed. Store owners, who receive a bonus for selling the winning ticket, are also hopeful.

“I’d love to sell a winning ticket,” Patel said.

Forty-three states participate in the Powerball. Three players from Georgia have won the jackpot since 2003, but Pennsylvania beats out all other states with 16 wins.

Associated Press reports were used in this article.

Three Jackpot Winners 

ORLANDO, Fla. — Three of the tickets sold in Minnesota and New Jersey for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were:

05-25-30-58-59

Powerball: 32

The player matching all five numbers and the Powerball won the $425 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $40 million for Saturday.

Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $1 million each, and there were thirty-four of those. They were sold in: California(9), Connecticut(1), Florida(4), Georgia(3), Illinois(2), Kansas(1), Louisiana(1), Maryland(1), Missouri(1), Nebraska(1), New York(3), Oregon(1), Pennsylvania(1), Tennessee(1), Texas(3) and Virginia(1).

There were four Power Play Match 5 winners in Colorado(2), Oklahoma(1) and Texas(1).

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/07/13 - 11:49 am
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Look for
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a winner from the north, Texas, Florida or out west. We Southerners just feed the kitty for the other states and sections of the country.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/07/13 - 03:58 pm
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For you Powerball players tonight.

A LIST OF COLD NUMBERS

Info source: http://www.us-lotteries.com

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5 not drawn in 41 drawings
20 not drawn in 45 drawings
50 not drawn in 48 drawings

COLD THE POWER BALL
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8 not drawn in 88 drawings
10 not drawn in 82 drawings
13 not drawn in 75 drawings
22 not drawn in 96 drawings
23 not drawn in 91 drawings
30 not drawn in 116 drawings

There are 95 Powerball pairs that have NOT been drawn in the last 500 draws. They are,

(01-02) * (01-32) * (01-54) * (02-10) * (02-14) * (02-30) * (02-51) * (02-53) * (03-09) * (03-31) * (04-48) * (05-07) * (05-48) * (05-51) * (06-09) * (06-17) * (06-18) * (06-28) * (06-57) * (08-47) * (08-57) * (09-15) * (09-18) * (09-25) * (09-26) * (09-46) * (09-55) * (10-16) * (10-26) * (10-28) * (10-50) * (11-35) * (11-37) * (11-38) * (12-17) * (12-18) * (12-33) * (13-29) * (15-17) * (15-18) * (15-33) * (15-38) * (15-47) * (15-51) * (15-57) * (16-38) * (16-43) * (19-44) * (20-33) * (21-29) * (21-54) * (23-24) * (24-29) * (25-31) * (25-33) * (25-48) * (25-50) * (26-44) * (26-56) * (27-30) * (27-33) * (27-34) * (27-40) * (27-53) * (28-42) * (28-58) * (29-42) * (29-46) * (29-48) * (31-32) * (31-37) * (31-49) * (32-35) * (33-34) * (33-35) * (34-53) * (34-54) * (35-40) * (35-54) * (35-55) * (37-49) * (38-44) * (39-54) * (40-45) * (42-43) * (42-46) * (43-49) * (43-50) * (43-57) * (43-58) * (44-57) * (46-48) * (47-56) * (48-49) * (55-57)

There are 16 Powerball pairs that have NOT been drawn in the last 1000 draws. They are,

(01-54) * (02-53) * (06-57) * (08-57) * (15-33) * (15-57) * (21-54) * (25-33) * (26-56) * (28-58) * (34-54) * (43-57) * (43-58) * (44-57) * (47-56) * (55-57)

There are 13 Powerball pairs that have NOT been drawn in the last 1360 draws. They are,

(01-54) * (06-57) * (08-57) * (15-57) * (21-54) * (26-56) * (28-58) * (34-54) * (43-57) * (43-58) * (44-57) * (47-56) * (55-57)

GOOD LUCK & MAY SOME ONE ON THE SOUTH SIDE WIN.

shelby547
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shelby547 08/07/13 - 04:16 pm
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Crap

13 is one of my numbers. 3..13.19..26..53...1

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/07/13 - 04:47 pm
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Worry not

the longer a numbers goes undrawn the likelihood it will be drawn sooner or later.

With that said look at the pairs that have not been drawn in 1360+ drawing also.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/07/13 - 04:53 pm
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I plan to win tonight

or maybe the next drawing, or maybe the next drawing after that, etc....

The only way to win is to play.

But don't be a fool like some we have seen today betting what looks like 1/2 paycheck.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 08/07/13 - 08:32 pm
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The hardest concept to

The hardest concept to understand is random . Don't we all wish we could break the code to random. Kind of like if a psychics could really see the future wouldn't they be hanging out gambling at the racetrack instead of staring at strangers hands.

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