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Powerball winning numbers results March 5: Virginia lottery winner scores $1M

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Congrats to all the March 5, 2014 Powerball winners! Check your tickets and see if you're one of the lucky lottery winners. The Powerball winning numbers are 3, 7, 9, 26, 54, and the red Powerball number is 19. Although no one won the $40 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, there was a total of 423,757 winners that scooped up $4,133,027 in prize money, announced Powerball.com on Wednesday, March 5.

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The Powerball jackpot now stands at an estimated $50 million annuity, or $28.7 million in cold hard cash, according to MLive.com on Thursday, March 6. The last two Powerball jackpots have been won by California Lottery winners. One jackpot was for $60 million, the other was for a whopping $425.3 million. Neither California Powerball winner has come forward to claim their prizes at this time. How many Powerball tickets will you buy for the next drawing now that the jackpot has risen to $50 million?

Congratulations to the March 5 Powerball Winners!

Although there were no Powerball jackpot winners in last night's drawing, and no $2 million Power Play winners either, there was one (1) $1 million Match 5 + 0 Powerball winner from Virginia. The $1 million Virginia Lottery winner matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, missing only the red Powerball number for the second-tier prize. Had they spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, their prize winnings winnings would have instantly doubled from $1 million to $2 million.

Additionally, there were thirty-three (33) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each in the March 5 drawing. Eleven (11) Powerball winners bought the Power Play option for an extra dollar, which instantly multiplied their prizes to $20,000. Each winner matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize.

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.

When is the Next Powerball Drawing?

According to the Florida Lottery, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for March 8 at 10:59 p.m. EST. Saturday's estimated jackpot is an amazing $50 million annuity, or $28.7 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. Both options are before taxes. 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, and another $1 for the Power Play option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.

Latest Mega Millions 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.

Disclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure the Powerball winning numbers are correct, however mistakes can happen. Please be sure to check the powerball.com website for total accuracy.

Sources: Powerball; MLive.com

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