Powerball Winning Numbers For 8/08/2020 Drawing: $158M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $158 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, August 8, 2020.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Aug 8, 2020 6:25 p m ET | Updated Aug 8, 2020 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball lottery jackpot has climbed to $158 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Aug. 8. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $130.3 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Aug. 8, are: 02, 03, 14, 40, 51 and the Powerball of 24.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match 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, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
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Powerball numbers for March 8; jackpot increases to $60 million
No one matched the winning Powerball numbers on March 8, 2014, increasing the next jackpot to $60 million.
The Powerball numbers (white) for March 8: 10-14-24-32-41
The Powerball red Power number: 30
The Power Play number: 2
Two state’s had ticket holders who matched 5 numbers, plus the Power Play, winning $2 million each. Those tickets were purchased in Indiana and New Jersey.
Three states in the multi-state lottery had winners who matched 5 numbers, winning $1 million each. Those tickets were purchased in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.
The next Powerball drawing is March 12. The jackpot will increase to $60 million.
The next Mega Millions drawing is March 11. That jackpot is $309 million.
In Michigan, a total of 11,687 Powerball players (on March 8) matched different combinations of winning numbers to win at least $4 each, according to the Michigan lottery.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
• No one matched the winning Fantasy 5 numbers (on March 8): 03-12-31-38-39. Tonight’s jackpot is $105,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline 7:08 p.m. By the way, one ticket holder won $328,377 on March 7. That ticket was purchased at CVS/PHARMACY 08103, 33 W 9 MILE, HAZEL PARK.
• No one matched the winning Classic Lotto 47 numbers (on March 8): 05-08-16-17-25-44. However, 22 ticket holders matched 5 of 6 numbers and won $2,500 each. The next Classic Lotto 47 drawing is March 12. The jackpot is $5 million. The drawing is 7:29 p.m. that night. Deadline 7:08 p.m.
• Also, the Michigan Lottery has joined a new daily game, Poker Lotto. More than 14,000 players won at least $2 on March 8.
• Poker Lotto gives players a chance to play two games, an instant game at each retail terminal where the players see their cards drawn on a monitor; and those same cards are good for the nightly drawing. The next drawing is at 7:29 tonight. Deadline 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out MLive.com’s lottery page for Daily 3, Daily 4, Poker Lotto, Keno, Mega Millions, Powerball winning numbers and more.
The official Michigan Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
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