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Powerball winning numbers at $40M March 5: Lottery winners hit big prize money

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How would you like to be $40 million richer tonight with just a $2 investment? The March 5, 2014 Powerball winning numbers are worth a life-altering $40 million, and it could be all yours for the taking! A total cash reward for $40 million would come to at least $23 million, according to Cleveland.com on Wednesday, March 5. There's no doubt about it. Whoever wins the massive Powerball jackpot will be able to retire early.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery officials announced on Tuesday, March 4, that three $10,000 winning tickets were sold for the last drawing. The lucky tickets were purchased in Hudson County at ShopRite of Columbia Park, 3147 Kennedy Blvd., North Bergen; Middlesex County at Daisy’s Food Store, 490 Amboy Ave., Perth Amboy; and in Passaic County at New Grande, Inc., 6A Lexington Ave., Passaic, New Jersey.

Each Match 4 + 1 lottery winner matched four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the March 8 drawing. In addition to the third prize winning tickets, there were 22,636 New Jersey players who took home an estimated $153,248 in prizes ranging from $4 to $400.

New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger commented,

"Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets. These lucky players now join the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners."

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BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for March 5, 2014 are 3, 7, 9, 26, 54, and the red Powerball number is 19.
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What Time is the Powerball Drawing?

According to the Florida Lottery, the March 5, 2014 Powerball drawing is scheduled at 10:59 p.m. EST. Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EST 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.

If no one matches all six Powerball winning numbers on Wednesday, March 5, the Powerball jackpot may climb to $50 million by the time the next drawing rolls around. 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 Winning Numbers and Results

The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for September 13, 2013, were 9, 22, 28, 48, 54, the Mega Ball number was 8, and the Megaplier was X 4. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing. See the article Mega Millions winning numbers results: 3 California lottery winners strike gold for more details. The next Mega Millions jackpot drawing is scheduled for Friday, March 7, and is worth an estimated $270 million.

Source: Powerball; Cleveland.com; New Jersey Lottery

Photo Credit: Powerball Winning Jackpot Lottery Money by Getty Images

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