Feeling lucky? You're not alone! Across the nation, hopeful Powerball jackpot winners have their lucky Powerball winning numbers for the Sept. 18, 2013 drawing waiting in their wallets. Who will win the life-changing $400 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night? It's anyone's guess, but the amount just keeps on growing, reported PHILLY.com on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
"Is the nation getting a bit of giant jackpot fatigue? Does it now take a $500 million jackpot to drive folks nuts? If so, look out, if the current Powerball jackpot of $400 million rolls over tonight. It'll be at least $500 million and have days to drive the country mad. It's the fifth highest U.S. lottery jackpot ever."
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for September 18, 2013 are 7, 10, 22, 32, 35, and the red Powerball number is 19. See the article Powerball winning numbers results: South Carolina lottery winner hits $400M jackpot for more details.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on September 18? 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.
According to Powerball Lottery officials, "Choose five (5) numbers, ranging from 1 to 59, and one (1) Powerball number ranging from 1 to 35. If you are a Powerball jackpot winner, you will have the choice of a cash option or an annual payout."
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.
What Time is the September 18 Powerball Drawing?
According to the Florida Lottery, the next Powerball drawing is scheduled for September 18, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is an amazing $400 million annuity, or $223.6 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.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for September 17, were 6, 15, 27, 31, 39, the Mega Ball number is 25, and the Megaplier number is X 2. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $130M Sept. 17: Jackpot winners will be richer than ever for more information. There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners for this drawing.
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