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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, August 16

Did you pick the right numbers?

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, August 16.

4 – 14 – 24 – 26 – 46 and Megaball: 14

Megaplier is 2x

The estimated jackpot was $70 million with a $49 million cash option for Friday’s drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

There was no overall winner so the grand prize will rise to an estimated $70 million for Tuesday’s drawing, with a cash option of $56.1 million. Also, no ticket matched all five balls to claim a million-dollar prize.

Meanwhile, the Powerball drawing is now at $149 million for Saturday after no one won the $138 million jackpot on Wednesday. The cash value for Saturday’s drawing is $103.7 million, according to the Powerball website.

Unfortunately, anyone hoping to stay under the radar with future winnings is out of luck. In New Jersey, winners are required to be identified. But maybe not for long after a bill was introduced in the NJ State Legislature to allow winners to remain anonymous.

If you’re dreaming of winning the Mega Millions jackpot, you should probably call a lawyer and be ready to tell lots of people no because life is about to get a little hectic.

The estimated jackpot was $70 million with a $49 million cash option, rising from the $65 million jackpot from Tuesday's drawing.

Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, August 16, 2017: $430 Million Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2017, is estimated at $430 million. Do you have the winning ticket, find local retailers.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Aug 16, 2017 10:26 a m ET | Updated Aug 16, 2017 11:08 p m ET

Powerball fever is spiking again with an estimated $430 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing, making it the 12th largest prize in the game’s history. The cash payout on Wednesday, August 16, will be an estimated $273.4 million.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a group of Tennessee workers. And five months ago, on Feb. 22, a lucky player in Indiana won the $435 million Powerball jackpot, the 10th largest in the game’s history.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, August 16, are: 09-15-43-60-64, Powerball: 04.

Each ticket costs $2. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here. The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338.

Tonight’s jackpot is small when compared with the January 2016 record Powerball jackpot, which was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash and buy a ticket.

The billion-dollar-plus prize won in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was the largest lotto jackpot awarded in U.S. history and was split by three winners. In the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $478 million prize; the June 10 win of $447 million was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history.

If you still want to take a chance — someone has to win, right? — you have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball draws can be seen on hundreds of TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. The draws are also posted on YouTube and on our site. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.

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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, August 16, 2017: $430 Million Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, August 16, 2017, is estimated at $430 million. Do you have the winning ticket, find local retailers.