Who wants to win the Powerball jackpot today? You're not alone! The March 26, 2014 Powerball winning numbers are worth an amazing $40 million annuity, and millions of players are trying to grab the whole jackpot. All six Powerball winning numbers will also get you about $22.9 million in cash, reported MLive.com on Wednesday, March 26. What will you do with your fortune if you win tonight?
If no one wins the Powerball jackpot on March 26, the jackpot will most likely climb to $50 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around. What's the probability of winning the 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.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for March 26, 2014 are 28, 33, 41, 44, 59, and the red Powerball number is 21.
Meanwhile, Missouri Lottery officials are anxiously waiting for the $96.5 million Powerball jackpot to come forward and claim his or her prize. KSPR ABC News announced Wednesday, March 26, that the Missouri Powerball lottery winner purchased the winning ticket worth $96.5 million at Bridgeton Mobil, 12239 Natural Bridge Road, in Bridgeton. May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery said,
"This location will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the jackpot ticket, so we are happy for them, as well as the person lucky enough to be holding the winning ticket."
According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, no one had claimed the Powerball jackpot ticket yet, the sixth-largest lottery prize ever in the state. The Missouri Powerball winner has until Sept. 18. But for a prize this size, Missouri Lottery officials suggest waiting and hiring an attorney. The March 22 Powerball winning numbers were 13, 28, 31, 55, 58, and the red Powerball number was 15.
When is the Powerball Drawing?
According to the Florida Lottery, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for March 26, 2014 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. 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 March 25, 2014, were 19, 26, 51, 57, 73, the Mega Ball was 15, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no Mega Millions jackpot tickets sold for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $20M March 25: Jackpot winner will be set for life for more information.
Sources: Powerball; Missouri Lottery; St. Louis Post-Dispatch; KSPR ABC News; MLive.com
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