The Powerball jackpot is on the rise again! Aren't you glad you have the winning Powerball jackpot ticket? The Powerball winning numbers for September 4, 2013, are worth a life-changing $169 million annuity, or $96.1 million in cold hard cash to the lucky lottery winner, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on Tuesday, September 3. Unfortunately, both options are before state and federal taxes are deducted.
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for September 4, 2013, are 2, 9, 26, 45, 47, and the red Powerball number is 11.
If no one matches all six winning Powerball numbers on Wednesday, September 4, the estimated Powerball jackpot will most likely reach a staggering $200 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around. That's when things get really exciting and "Lottery Frenzy" sweeps the country!
What's the probability of winning tonight's $169 million 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.
New Jersey Powerball Winners Score Huge Lottery Prizes!
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Tuesday, September 3, that yet another New Jersey Powerball winner has made it to the millionaire's club in the last drawing on August 31. The newly minted millionaire purchased the lucky ticket in Essex County at Remax Health & Beauty, 117 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. The New Jersey Powerball winner matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers (2, 7, 25, 40, 56), missing only the red Powerball number (20) for the jackpot. Had the New Jersey Powerball lottery winner purchased a Power Play ticket, it would have doubled to $2 million instead of the standard $1 million prize.
New Jersey Lottery officials also announced that two more New Jersey Powerball winners won $10,000 prizes. The tickets were sold in Cumberland County at NYCafé, 3849 So. Delsea Dr., Vineland, and the other was sold in Gloucester County at One Stop Shoppe, 300 Parkville Station Rd., Mantua.
"Congratulations to all of these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets and to the retailers who sold them. For selling the $1 million and the $10,000 winning tickets, these retailers have become three more of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight."
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for September 3, 2013, were 4, 13, 14, 28, 41, the Mega Ball number is 48, and the Megaplier is X 3. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time is the September 4 Powerball Drawing?
The Florida Lottery announced the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for September 4, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is an amazing $169 million annuity, or $96.1 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.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery; Florida Lottery
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