Feeling lucky? You should be, because today's Powerball jackpot is up to a life-changing $60 million. To win, all six Powerball winning numbers must be on one ticket for the Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 drawing. According to New Jersey lottery officials on Thursday, Sept. 26, the one-time cash value prize is $33.8 million. Sadly, both options are before state and federal taxes are deducted. Whoever wins tonight's jackpot will be filthy rich!
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers on Saturday, Sept. 28, the estimated Powerball jackpot will most likely reach $70 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for September 28, 2013 are 14, 47, 52, 53, 54, and the red Powerball number is 5.
New Jersey Powerball Winner Scores Big Bucks
Meanwhile, New Jersey lottery officials announced on Thursday, Sept. 26, that another $10,000 Powerball prize was won in the last drawing. The Powerball winning ticket was sold in Hudson County at: Martin’s News Shops of New Jersey, Harborside Financial Center, Plaza 2, Jersey City, for the Wednesday, Sept. 25 drawing. The lucky New Jersey lottery winner matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize.
New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced,
"Congratulations to the fortunate lottery player who purchased the winning ticket and to the retailer that sold it. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer has become one more of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight."
The New Jersey Powerball winning ticket is still unclaimed at this time. If you happen to be the lottery winner, Powerball suggests you sign the back of your winning ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and bring it to your local lottery headquarters ASAP. Powerball tickets have expiration dates on them. If they expire, the prize money will be forfeited and you will miss out on your fortune!
Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for Sept. 25, 2013, were 2, 7, 17, 49, 53, and the red Powerball number was 23. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Powerball winning numbers $50M Sept. 25: California lottery winner to lose $465K for more details.
What Time is the September 28 Powerball Drawing?
According to the Florida Lottery, the next Powerball drawing on Sept. 28, 2013, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EDT. 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.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, Sept. 28? 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 Sept. 27, 2013, were 9, 23, 27, 49, 51, the Mega Ball number is 38, and the Megaplier is X 2. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $173M Sept. 27: California lottery winner at $700K for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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