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Powerball Winning Numbers: Wednesday, Nov. 2 | Updated

Got your lottery ticket? The winning numbers are worth $198 million.

By Joseph Hosey , Patch Staff
Nov 1, 2016 4:36 p m CT | Updated Nov 2, 2016 10:10 p m CT

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $198 million. This Powerball jackpot is still a fraction compared to the record-setting $1.6 billion prize paid in January. But it’s enough to buy a 38-floor office tower on North LaSalle Street in Chicago’s Loop.

The lump-sum cash payout for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $130.2 million.

What time is the Powerball drawing? Numbers are drawn at 9:59 p.m. Central time.

Winning Numbers: 13-18-37-54-61 and the Powerball is 5; the Powerplay multiplier is 2.

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.

Plays cost $2 each, and Illinois residents can buy tickets online at illinoislottery.com, at almost 8,000 retailers in the state or by using the free Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. The overall odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338, the Illinois Lottery reports.

Drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday. Powerball is played in Illinois, 43 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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When you claim your prize, you may collect the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent.

Winning tickets must be redeemed in the state where purchased regardless of where the winner lives.

Powerball Winning Numbers: Wednesday, Nov. 2 | Updated – Chicago, IL – Got your lottery ticket? The winning numbers are worth $198 million.