Feeling lucky tonight? A monstrous Powerball jackpot is up for grabs, and it's worth an amazing $156 million, reported MLive.com News on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. All six Powerball winning numbers will also get you about $89.2 million in cold hard cash. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for tonight's drawing?
If no one matches all six Powerball winning numbers on Oct. 16, the next estimated jackpot could easily reach $175 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around on Saturday, Oct. 19
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for October 16, 2013 are 3, 26, 28, 34, 42, and the red Powerball number is 28.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery's Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Wednesday, Oct. 16, that six lucky lottery winners matched four out of five white Mega Millions winning numbers, AND the gold Mega Ball number during the last drawing. The winning tickets are normally worth $10,000.
However, one out of six $10,000 New Jersey Mega Millions winners bought a Megaplier ticket for an extra dollar instantly multiplying it by the Megaplier of 4 making it worth a whopping a $40,000! The third-tier New Jersey Mega Millions lottery winner purchased the $40,000 winning ticket in Middlesex County at Quick Chek #44, 15 Gill Lane, in Iselin for the Friday, Oct. 11 drawing.
"Congratulations to the lottery winners and to the retailers that sold the winning tickets. For selling the winning tickets, the retailers have become six more Lottery ‘lucky locations’ overnight."
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET on Oct. 16, 2013. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is an amazing $156 million annuity, or $89.2 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. Both options are before taxes. 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, and another $1 for the Power Play option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for Oct. 15, 2013, were 4, 23, 30, 43, 50, the Mega Ball number was 11, and the Megaplier was X 4. There were no one jackpot winners for this drawing.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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