Feeling lucky? Aren’t you glad you have the Powerball winning jackpot ticket in your wallet? The Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, July 27, are worth a life-changing $196 million annuity, or $114.6 million in cold hard cash to the lucky lottery winner, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on July 25. Unfortunately, both options are before state and federal taxes are deducted.
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for July 27, 2013, are 9, 23, 40, 53, 58, and the red Powerball number is 6.
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers on Saturday, July 27, the estimated Powerball jackpot will most likely reach a staggering $225 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around.
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.
New Jersey Powerball Winners Score Big Bucks!
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced on Thursday, July 25, that yet another New Jersey Powerball winner has made it to the millionaire’s club! New Jersey lottery winners are in the middle of a winning streak! Just last night on July 26, one New Jersey Mega Millions winner hit the $19 million jackpot!
The winning $1 million ticket was purchased in Sussex County at Quick Stop, 47 Hopatcong Rd., in Hopatcong, New Jersey, for the Wednesday, July 24 drawing. Two additional New Jersey lottery winners won $10,000 Powerball prizes for matching the correct Powerball winning numbers in the same drawing. The winning Powerball tickets were purchased in Bergen County at Super K Food Store, 190 West Passaic Ave., in Rochelle Park, while the second $10,000 ticket was purchased in Morris County at News Plus, 219 Littleton Plus, in Parsippany, New Jersey. Hedinger commented,
“Congratulations to all of these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets and to the retailers who sold them. For selling the $1,000,000 and the $10,000 winning tickets, these retailers have become three more of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for July 26, 2013, were 4, 22, 23, 27, 38, the Mega Ball number is 42, and the Megaplier is X 4. There was one jackpot winner from New Jersey for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers: New Jersey lottery winner hits huge $19M jackpot for more information.
What Time is the July 27 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for July 27, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Saturday’s estimated jackpot is an amazing $196 million annuity, or $114.6 million for a one-time cash lump-sum payment. Both options are before taxes. 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.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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