The $60 million grand prize has hopeful multimillionaires asking, "Will anyone win the Powerball jackpot on August 17?" The correct Powerball winning numbers are worth an enormous amount and whoever wins it tonight will be filthy rich. New Jersey Lottery officials reported on August 15, 2013, that although the estimated Powerball jackpot is up to $60 million, the one-time lump sum option is also huge—$43.7 million in cold hard cash!
Saturday's jackpot is humongous and it's no surprise that ticket sales have been brisk. Considering there were 484,336 Powerball winners that won smaller prizes in the last drawing, and most likely over one million that didn't win anything, the August 17 drawing might sell close to one million tickets or more this time as well. How many tickets did you buy for tonight's Powerball drawing?
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for August 17, 2013, are 18, 21, 46, 54, 56, and the red Powerball number is 23.
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers Saturday, August 17, the estimated Powerball jackpot may reach $70 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around on Wednesday, August 21.
California Powerball Winning Lottery Ticket Remains Unclaimed
California Lottery officials announced Thursday, August 15, that there's a huge Powerball winning ticket floating around out there that hasn't been claimed yet. The winning ticket is worth a massive prize of $256,317, and was purchased at Capitol Shell, which is located at 1601 North Capitol Avenue in San Jose, way back on May 15, 2013.
The California lottery winner's lucky Powerball winning numbers were 2, 11, 26, 34 and 41, missing only the red Powerball number of 32. According to California lottery officials, if the Powerball winner doesn't claim their ticket within 180 days, the ticket will expire and the winner will forfeit their prize of over $250,000!
Latest Powerball Winning Numbers and Results
The Powerball winning numbers for July 20, 2013, were 4, 11, 17, 43, 51, and the red Powerball number was 20. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Saturday night. Read the article Powerball winning numbers: California, Virginia, SOuth Carolina lottery winners strike it rich for more details.
What Time is the August 17 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 17, 2013. 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.
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.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for August 16, 2013, were 7, 13, 26, 36, 46, the Mega Ball number was 37, and the Megaplier was X 4. There were no one jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $43M Aug. 16: California lottery winner cashes in for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; California Lottery; New Jersey Lottery
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