TONIGHT’S Powerball numbers have been drawn for the estimated $432million jackpot – after Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot of $383million.
The numbers are: 01, 04, 18, 46, 62, and 25 on the red Power Ball with a Power Play of 3X..
The winning Mega Millions numbers on Tuesday were 04-13-19-63-64 with a Mega Ball of 16 and a Megaplier of 2X.
Despite the huge sum, it is still some way behind the drawing on January 13, 2016, which was worth $1.58billion.
The Powerball jackpot on Tuesday will be followed on Friday by an estimated $405million MegaMillions draw with a cash option of $294.7million.
Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates…
FOURTH MONDAY NIGHT DRAWING
Powerball added a third weekly drawing on Mondays this summer.
The first Monday night drawing was on August 23, making tonight the fourth ever.
IS THE LOTTERY OPEN TO NON-US CITIZENS?
The lottery is open to non-US citizens, according to Powerball’s website.
Residents of states in which Powerball is not offered are also open to purchase a ticket in a state where it is available.
“Federal and jurisdictional income taxes may apply to any claimed prize money,” the site adds.
WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS DRAW?
MegaMillions drawings take place on Tuesday’s and Friday’s at 11pm ET.
WHAT IS THE ‘EASY PICK’ FUNCTION?
The MegaMillions website offers a random number generator “Easy Pick” option.
Using that option, the site chooses the numbers for you.
WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS OCCUR?
Powerball drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11pm ET.
POWERBALL WORLD RECORD
A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
MORE WAYS TO REMAIN ANNONYMOUS
Experts advise setting up an LLC or trust to make large purchases without revealing your identity.
Getting a lawyer and financial advisor is important in ensuring privacy and managing funds for lottery winners.
Some also wear a disguise to claim their hefty checks and do press conferences, a tactic that is legal depending on the state you reside in.
HOW CAN YOU REMAIN ANNONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?
There are various ways to remain anonymous to claim a lottery prize.
Buying a lottery ticket in a state that does not require winners to come forward is an effective way to conceal your identity.
Another way is to not tell anyone you scored the jackpot or change much of your lifestyle to avoid having your identity revealed.
Deleting social media accounts, changing phone numbers, and addresses can also be an alternative to remaining anonymous.
STATES WITHOUT LOTTERIES
Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.
Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.
The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.
NO GUARANTEE OF JACKPOT
There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every lottery drawing – it grows until it is won.
Other smaller cash prizes are also included.
HOW MUCH IS A POWERBALL TICKET?
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play.
Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Island.
MORE STATE DISTINCTIONS
North Dakota “is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos,” the survey reports.
In South Dakota, you must be 18 to buy a lottery ticket and 21 to play a video lottery terminal.
In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present.
‘GOTTA PLAY EVERY DRAWING’
A source told the Seattle Times that with the new drawing comes a responsibility to play every time.
“You can’t skip one drawing to save a few bucks and then have your numbers come up. You’d kill yourself; you’ve gotta play every drawing,” they said.
WHEN DID POWERBALL LAUNCH?
Powerball launched in America in 1992.
It set a world record jackpot of $1.586billion in January 2016.
The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.
The website reads, “Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.”
“All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights.”
WHAT IS 2BY2?
The Powerball website describes the game saying, “It’s easy to play. Pick two red numbers between 1 and 26 and two white numbers between 1 and 26, or let the lottery terminal randomly choose your numbers.
“Each play costs $1.
“Purchase a multi-draw ticket for seven consecutive draws and qualify for the 2by2 Tuesday feature in which all prizes won on Tuesday automatically double in value!”
WHERE TO PLAY LOTTO AMERICA?
Lotto America is available in Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia.
WHAT IS LOTTO AMERICA?
Lotto America is part of the Powerball lottery.
The website describes the game by saying, “Lotto America costs $1 per play.
“Select five numbers from 1 to 52 for the red balls, then select one number from 1 to 10 for the Lotto America Star Ball®.
“Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.
“Players win the Grand Prize or one of 8 set cash prizes by matching one of the 9 ways to win.”
WHERE ARE THE POWERBALL DRAWINGS FILMED?
Drawings are filmed after 11 p.m. ET at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee using mechanical machines and ball sets.
WHAT IS THE ALL STAR BONUS?
The All Star Bonus is an add-on to the Lotto America game.
The website describes “For an additional $1 per play, the Lotto America All Star Bonus® can multiply your winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times!
“The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.
“The All Star Bonus does not apply to the Grand Prize.”
GAMBLING ADDICTION HELP
The Powerball website provides information and resources about the dangers of gambling addiction.
“For some people gambling can become a problem. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are a number of helpful resources listed below,” it reads.
National Council on Problem Gambling
24 Hour Confidential National Helpline
Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators
A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.
The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation.
For a typical jackpot of $100 million, the initial payment would be about $1.5 million, and future annual payments would grow to about $6.2 million.
When the jackpot is $200 million, each payment is twice as big. When the jackpot is $50 million, each payment is half as big, etc.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WIN THE JACKPOT?
The Mega Millions website describes the two options you have if you win the jackpot.
If you win a Mega Millions jackpot, you will choose how to be paid: Cash Option or Annual Payout. Prize claim parameters vary from state to state. Contact your Mega Millions lottery for detailed information.
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