Feeling lucky tonight? The massive Powerball jackpot is worth a life-changing $81 million! To win, all six Powerball winning numbers must be on one ticket for the Dec. 4, 2013 drawing. The cash option for tonight's drawing is also huge at $45.5 million, according to Florida Lottery officials on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Whether you choose the annuity option, or the one time cash option, you'll be richer than you could ever imagine if you win.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for December 4, 2013 are 6, 9, 11, 31, 44, and the red Powerball number is 25.
Meanwhile, Florida Lottery officials announced Dec. 3, that Linh Nguyen of Delray Beach claimed a $2 million Powerball prize. Nguyen matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers (4, 18, 23, 32, 45), missing only the red Powerball number (7) in the Nov. 20 drawing. The standard prize for this wager is normally $1 million, but Nguyen spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option which automatically doubled the prize to $2 million!
Florida Powerball winner Nguyen bought the lucky ticket from a Publix supermarket located at 8340 Jog Road in Boynton Beach. The store will also receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning $2 million ticket.
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing on Dec. 4, 2013, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET. 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.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. One Florida Powerball winner matched all six Powerball winning numbers, including the red Powerball number for the Saturday, May 18 drawing. Read 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 Dec. 3, 2013, were 7, 12, 41, 44, 59, the Mega Ball number was 3, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Mega Millions winning numbers results December 3: Missouri lottery winner hits $1M for more details. The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, and is worth $291 million annuity, or $157 million cash value.
Source: Powerball.com; Florida Lottery
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