Feeling lucky tonight? A monstrous Powerball jackpot is up for grabs August 31, 2013, and it's worth an amazing $142 million! All six Powerball winning numbers will also get you about $78.8 million in cold hard cash, reported New Jersey Newsroom on Saturday, August 31. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for tonight's drawing?
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for August 31, 2013, are 2, 7, 25, 40, 56, and the red Powerball number is 20.
Meanwhile, California Lottery officials also announced on August 29, that one lucky player who bought their ticket in Los Angeles did indeed match five out of six numbers Powerball winning numbers, missing only the red Powerball number for a whopping ticket worth $868,297.
The California Powerball winner purchased the winning ticket at Silver Glen Liquor, located at 2474 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles, for the Wednesday, August 28 drawing. Check your tickets now. You could be the lucky lottery winner!
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 31, 2013. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Tickets cost $2 each.
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers on August 31, the estimated Powerball jackpot could easily reach $175 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around on Wednesday, September 4.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for August 30, 2013, were 6, 19, 24, 43, 44, the Mega Ball number was 33, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no one jackpot winners for this drawing.
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The Powerball winning numbers for August 28, 2013, were 6, 7, 9, 19, 32, and the red Powerball number was 13. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday night.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Newsroom; California Lottery
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