Feeling lucky? You're not alone! Hopeful Powerball lottery winners across the country have their lucky Powerball winning numbers for the Oct. 19, 2013 drawing waiting in their wallets. Who will win the life-changing $186 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night? It's anyone's guess, but the amount just keeps on growing, including the cash option of $106.3 million. WSB-TV 2 News reported Friday, Oct. 18,
"Powerball keeps rolling with a sturdy $186 million jackpot to a single annuity winner for Saturday’s drawing. The jackpot began rolling Sept. 21 and has rolled eight times."
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for October 19, 2013 are 9, 33, 54, 56, 57, and the red Powerball number is 5.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Thursday, Oct. 17, that 37,021 New Jersey players took home an estimated $201,241 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The jackpot for the Saturday, Oct. 19 drawing is now $186 million.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on Oct. 19? 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. One Florida Powerball winner matched all six Powerball winning numbers, including the red Powerball number for the Saturday, May 18 drawing. Read the article Florida Powerball lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie claims massive $590M jackpot for more details.
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
Florida Lottery officials claim the next Powerball drawing on Oct. 19, 2013, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday's estimated jackpot is $186 million annuity, or $106.3 million in cash. 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, 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. 18, 2013, were 5, 20, 45, 48, 56, the Mega Ball number is 1, and the Megaplier is X 4. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $37M Oct. 18: California lottery winner hits $487K for more details.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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