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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday March 14: $420M Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is estimated at $420M with a cash payout of almost $250M. Do you have the winning ticket?

By Ashley Ludwig , Patch Staff
Mar 14, 2018 10:00 a m PT | Updated Mar 14, 2018 8:12 p m PT

The Powerball jackpot is getting bigger once again, and Wednesday night’s prize has reached $420 million. The cash payout for that jackpot would be $248.7 million, according to the lottery association website. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at authorized Lottery retailers across California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Find your specific state rules on the Powerball website.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 14 2018 are: 6, 12, 24, 41, 68 and the Powerball number: 9. Powerplay is 3x.

Are you a lucky winner? In California, Powerball prize amounts are pari-mutuel, will vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners and will differ from the fixed prizes shown on the Powerball website.

There are many ways to win, and in Saturday’s drawing, over 140,000 players won at least $4. Remember to save your tickets, and check your numbers after each drawing to see if you were a winner.

In most states, ticket sales are cut off one hour prior to the drawing. Check with your state lottery for your cut-off time. In California, ticket sales end at 7 p.m.

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.

The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was shared by three winners in Florida, Tennessee and California; that was followed by the Aug. 23, 2017, win of $758 million, the second largest Powerball jackpot in the game’s history.

The largest three Powerball jackpots ever are:

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  • $1.6 Billion — January 2016
  • $758 Million — August 2017
  • $590.5 Million — February 2013

The January 2016 record Powerball jackpot 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.

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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 125 TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV. Drawing shows are also posted to Powerball.com under the video section and to YouTube.

Claiming, Safeguarding Winnings
So, what should you do if you win the big prize? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer any counseling services or advice for winners.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total.

Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

Financial experts say that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.

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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday March 14: $420M Jackpot – Los Alamitos-Seal Beach, CA – The Powerball jackpot Wednesday, March 14, 2018 is estimated at $420M with a cash payout of almost $250M. Do you have the winning ticket?

Powerball Numbers for March 14, 2018

The Powerball numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10:59pm EST are displayed on this page and the winning numbers drawn were:

  • 12
  • 24
  • 6
  • 41
  • 68
  • 9
  • 3

Payouts

Match Prize Amount Winners Prize Fund Amount
5 + Powerball $417,300,000 Rollover 0 No Winners
5 $1,000,000 1 $1,000,000
4 + Powerball $50,000 39 $1,950,000
4 $100 821 $82,100
3 + Powerball $100 2,356 $235,600
3 $7 55,224 $386,568
2 + Powerball $7 46,660 $326,620
1 + Powerball $4 346,967 $1,387,868
0 + Powerball $4 820,122 $3,280,488

Power-Play Prizes

Match Prize Amount Winners Prize Fund Amount
5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 1 $2,000,000
4 + Powerball (with Power Play) $150,000 8 $1,200,000
4 (with Power Play) $300 159 $47,700
3 + Powerball (with Power Play) $300 468 $140,400
3 (with Power Play) $21 10,789 $226,569
2 + Powerball (with Power Play) $21 9,329 $195,909
1 + Powerball (with Power Play) $12 67,800 $813,600
0 + Powerball (with Power Play) $12 159,667 $1,916,004

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Powerball numbers for Wednesday March 14 2018, with information on payouts, winners in each prize tier and the location of any jackpot winning tickets sold.