Feeling lucky? You're not alone. Every Powerball lottery winner wannabe in the country has the winning ticket with the Powerball winning numbers for the Nov. 2, 2013 drawing—or at least they hope they do! Is this the night someone wins the enormous huge $60 million Powerball jackpot? According to New Jersey Lottery officials on Thursday, Oct. 31, the one-time cash option is also huge at $35 million.
The Saturday, Nov. 2 Powerball drawing is only the third drawing since one California Powerball winner hit the massive $213.4 million jackpot on Oct. 23. The Nov. 2 jackpot has been growing by $10 million increments each time they draw the Powerball numbers.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for November 2, 2013 are 13, 23, 24, 27, 40, and the red Powerball number is 17.
What will you spend all your money on if you end up being the Saturday, Nov. 2 Powerball jackpot winner? Would you pay off your bills, or buy a new house? One thing is for sure, if you win the $60 million jackpot tonight, you'll be so rich, you can do anything you want! If no one wins the Nov. 2 Powerball jackpot, the next grand prize may reach $70 million, or perhaps even $80 million by the time the next drawing rolls around.
Flordia Powerball Winning Ticket Set to Expire
Meanwhile, Florida Lottery officials announced Thursday, Oct. 31, that a winning Powerball ticket worth $16.6 million will expire soon if it's not claimed. The Florida Powerball jackpot winner purchased the lucky ticket for the May 25 drawing.
The Florida Powerball winner wasn't the only lucky winner in that drawing. There were two other lottery winners that matched all six Powerball winning numbers and split the $50 million jackpot three ways. Read the article
Powerball winning numbers: Florida, Delaware, Louisiana lottery winners hit $50M for more details.
The Quick Pick ticket was purchased from Carrollwood Market, 4550 West Village Drive in Tampa, and the lucky Powerball winning numbers were 2, 6, 19, 21, 27, and the red Powerball number was 25. The 180-day deadline to claim the jackpot prize is Thursday, Nov, 21, at midnight.
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday's estimated jackpot is $60 million annuity, or $35 million one time cash-value payment. 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.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, Oct. 2? 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 $590.5 million annuity (cash option of $370.8 million). It was won by one Florida lottery winner 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 Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, were 32, 35, 49, 62, 67, the Mega Ball number is 1, and the Megaplier is X 5. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers results Nov. 1: Texas, Kentucky lottery winners for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery; Florida Lottery
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