Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, May 18
Lottery fever is starting to heat up with the spring weather as both the Mega Millions has topped $300 million and Powerball over $250 million and rising.
Here are the Powerball numbers for Saturday, May 18:
2- 10 – 25 – 66 – 67 and Powerball: 26
Power Play was 4x
The jackpot was an estimated $270 million and the cash option for Saturday’s drawing was a $168.9 million, according to the Powerball website.
There was no overall winner Saturday night and the jackpot will rise to an estimated $288 million for Wednesday night’s drawing, with a cash option of $180.3 million. Also, two tickets sold in Florida matched all five balls to win $1 million.
No one won the Mega Millions jackpot Friday, so that rises to $367 million for Tuesday night’s drawing with a cash option of $228 million, according to the lottery website. The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday was delayed over an hour by a “malfunction.”
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 Powerball 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 Powerball jackpot was $270 million with a cash option of $168.9 million.
Powerball Winning Numbers For 11/18/2020 Drawing: $179M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $179 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Nov 18, 2020 8:26 p m ET | Updated Nov 18, 2020 11:03 p m ET
The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a hefty $179 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $138.9 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.
Ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing in most states, 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 Wednesday, Nov. 18, are: 04, 05, 17, 43, 52 and the Powerball of 05.
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 Winning Numbers For 11/18/2020 Drawing: $179M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $179 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.