Feeling lucky tonight? A monstrous Powerball jackpot is up for grabs Jan. 29, 2014, and it's worth an amazing $171 million. All six Powerball winning numbers will also get you about $97.6 million in cash, reported MLive.com on Wednesday. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for tonight's drawing?
If no one matches all six Powerball winning numbers today, the next estimated jackpot could easily reach $200 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery's Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Jan. 27, that one lucky lottery winner matched four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number during the last drawing.
The winning ticket was worth $10,000. Had the New Jersey Powerball winner spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, the prize would have automatically doubled to $20,000 instead of the standard $10,000. The Powerball winner purchased the winning ticket in Atlantic County at the Philadelphia Liquor Store, 112 Philadelphia Ave., Egg Harbor City for the Saturday, Jan. 25 drawing.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for January 29, 2014 are 11, 23, 28, 32, 47, and the red Power Ball number is 20.
In addition, there were 27,823 New Jersey players who took home an estimated $146,149 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. Carole Hedinger commented,
"Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets. These lucky players now join the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners."
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2014. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is a monstrous $171 million annuity, or $97.6 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. EST 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. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $71M Jan. 28: Mega Millions lottery winner scores for more details. Friday's jackpot is worth $84 million. Don't miss it!
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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