How would you like to be $50 million richer with just a $2 investment? The Oct. 30, 2013 Powerball winning numbers are worth a whopping $50 million annuity tonight. The one-time cash option is also huge at $29.2 million, reported MLive.com on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Feeling lucky? The New York Lottery says, "Hey, You Never Know!"
If no one wins the Wednesday, Oct. 30 Powerball jackpot, the next grand prize will most likely reach $60 million or more. 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 October 30, 2013 are 2, 36, 40, 49, 54, and the red Powerball number is 10.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Monday, Oct. 28, that there was another big lottery winner in the last Powerball drawing. One New Jersey Powerball winner matched four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize. The standard prize amount would normally be $10,000, but the New Jersey lottery winner spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option which automatically increased the prize winnings to $40,000!
The New Jersey winning Powerball ticket was purchased in Middlesex County at D’Amico’s Food Store, 1005 Amboy Ave., in Edison for the Oct. 26 drawing. Carole Hedinger commented,
"Congratulations to this fortunate lottery player who purchased the winning ticket and to the retailer that sold it. For selling this winning ticket, the retailer has become one more of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight."
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
According to Florida Lottery officials, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. 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.
The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history was for $590.5 million annuity (cash option of $370.9 million). It was won by one Powerball jackpot winner from Florida on May 18, 2013. See the article Florida Powerball lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie claims massive $590M jackpot for more details.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for Oct. 29, 2013, are 20, 33, 50, 53, 54, the Mega Ball number is 7, and the Megaplier is X 3. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $75M Oct. 29: Will anyone win the lottery jackpot? for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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