Congrats to two Florida Powerball jackpot winners in one week! Will another Florida lottery winner match the Powerball winning numbers to win the $40 million jackpot again tonight? According to New Jersey Lottery officials, the Wednesday, May 29, 2013 jackpot amount is $40 million when paid out over 30 annual payments, or a one-time cash option of $24.9 million.
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for May 29, 2013, are 9, 14, 17, 49, 57, and the red Powerball number is 2.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, May 28, New Jersey Lottery officials claimed they had two $1 million Powerball winners in the last lottery drawing. Each New Jersey Powerball winner matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, but not the red Powerball number for the second-tier prize of $1 million. Had the new Powerball millionaires spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, they would have had their prize winnings doubled to $2 million instead.
Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director said,
“Congratulations to all of these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets and to the retailers who sold them. For selling the $1 million winning tickets, these retailers have become the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
If no one wins Wednesday’s $40 million Powerball jackpot, the next drawing will most likely reach $50 million or more. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for tonight’s drawing?
The last Powerball drawing on Saturday, May 25, produced three jackpot winners that will split $50 million. Winning tickets were sold by the Delaware Lottery, Florida Lottery and Louisiana Lottery commissions. Read the article Powerball winning numbers: Florida, Delaware, Louisiana lottery winners hit $50M for more details.
What’s the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510, meaning you are 251 times more likely to be hit by lightning. The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 31.85.
What Time is the May 29 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for May 29, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history was $590.5 million annuity (cash option of $370.8 million). It was won by one Florida lottery winner on May 18, 2013. Read the article Powerball winning numbers: Florida Powerball lottery winner hits $590M jackpot for more information.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for May 28, 2013, are 4, 12, 25, 32, 54, the Mega Ball number is 36, and the Megaplier is X 4. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. There were three second-tier winners from California, Florida and Wisconsin. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers: California, Florida lottery winners score May 28 for more details.
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