How would you like to be $108 million richer with just a $2 investment? The Oct. 9, 2013 Powerball winning numbers are worth a life-changing $108 million annuity, or $61.7 million cash value, announced the California Lottery on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Feeling lucky? The New York Lottery says, "Hey, You Never Know!"
Meanwhile, California Lottery officials on Monday, Oct 7, reported a $724,021 Powerball winning ticket was sold in the last drawing. The lucky Powerball ticket was sold at Donut Star, which is located at 2200 S. Mountain Avenue in Ontario, California. The California Powerball winner matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers (11, 12, 17, 39, 40), missing only the red Powerball number (5) for the second-tier prize for the Saturday, Oct. 5 drawing. The California lottery winner missed the $86 million Powerball jackpot by just one number!
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for October 9, 2013 are 3, 9, 19, 33, 38, and the red Powerball number is 18.
If no one wins the Wednesday, Oct. 9 Powerball jackpot, the next grand prize will most likely reach $125 million or more. What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510, meaning you are 251 times more likely to be hit by lightning. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 31.85.
The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history was for $590.5 million annuity (cash option of $370.9 million). It was won by one Powerball jackpot winner from Florida on May 18, 2013. See the article Florida Powerball lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie claims massive $590M jackpot for more details.
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
According to Florida Lottery officials, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Oct. 9, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for October 8, 2013, are 6, 15, 19, 23, 40, the Mega Ball number is 5, and the Megaplier is X 3. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $14M Oct. 8: Jackpot winner will be filthy rich for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; California Lottery
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