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No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:42 a.m. HST, Nov 25, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa >> Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game.

Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said sales were strong over the holiday week for Saturday's drawing, which was estimated at $325 million before the numbers were picked. That was the fourth-largest jackpot in the game's history.

Neubauer says the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing could go even higher than the estimated $425 million because sales pick up in the days before record drawings.

The previous top Powerball prize was $365 million, won in 2006 by ConAgra Foods Workers in Lincoln, Neb.

The Powerball numbers for Saturday were 22-32-37-44-50, and the Powerball was 34.

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olos73 wrote:
And Hawaii's cut in the $425 Million is...0 0 0...
on November 25,2012 | 12:58PM
droid wrote:
@olos73 Not necessarily. You could fly to Iowa and buy a ticket, genius.
on November 25,2012 | 01:42PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Hey droid! does the person in Iowa have to fly to another state to buy a ticket? How about the people in 41 other states? The answer is NO! You don't want the lottery here because you are too WEAK to control your gambling. Many of us are not like you, "genius".
on November 25,2012 | 05:30PM
olos73 wrote:
So @droid, tell me how much IS Hawaii's cut then? I said 0 0 0, and YOUR answer is... How much of that $425M goes into our state coffers? I'm not a "genius" like you, so, I don't know. Even if I did buy tickets in Iowa and won something, how much of my winnings goes to the bank? I just want to know how much Hawaii gets. Hawaii tax this, tax that, cut this, cut that. No more money that's why.If we did have a lottery, wouldn't it be better for us taxpayers? Won't we keep more of our hard earned money? Hawaii doesn't want to legalize gambling, so, taxpayers have to pay more out of our own pockets instead of getting revenue from a lottery. If YOU want to give more of YOUR money to the state, then, YOU'RE "LOLO."
on November 25,2012 | 06:46PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Well, I'd be happy if the winner comes to Hawaii and spreads it around? Maybe buy a house or two or three?
on November 25,2012 | 08:08PM
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