Who wants to be a multimillionaire? The Powerball jackpot is a whopping $50 million! The lottery winner must match all six Powerball winning numbers on June 29, 2013 to win. The one-time cash value prize is $29.4 million, according to New Jersey Lottery officials on Saturday, June 29. Unfortunately, both options are before state and federal taxes are taken out.
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers Saturday, June 29, the estimated Powerball jackpot may reach $60 million by the time the next drawing rolls around.
UPDATE: The Powerball winning numbers for June 29, 2013 are 8, 28, 30, 53, 56, and the red Powerball number is 16.
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 and California Powerball Winners
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Thursday, June 27, that they had another Powerball winner this week. The $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold in Ocean County at Island Heights Exxon, 1677 Route 37 E., Toms River, New Jersey for the Wednesday, June 26 drawing. Hedinger commented,
“Congratulations to this fortunate lottery player. This lucky player has now joined the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners.”
California Lottery officials reported Friday, June 28, that they are still looking for an unclaimed Mega Millions winning ticket worth $156,712. The lucky ticket was sold at Super Stop Liquor, 34469 Golden Lantern in Dana Point for the January 25 drawing. It successfully matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers (11, 12, 17, 31, 48), missing only the Mega Ball number (1) for the second-tier lottery prize.
If you happen to be the California Mega Millions winner, lottery officials suggest you sign the back of your winning ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and bring it to your local lottery headquarters ASAP. Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets have expiration dates on them. If it expires, the prize money will be forfeited and you will miss out on your fortune!
Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for June 26, 2013, were 18, 33, 39, 46, and the red Powerball number was 33. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Powerball winning numbers results: Florida, Arizona lottery winners hit $1M for more information.
What Time is the June 29 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 29, 2013. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Tickets cost $2 each.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for June 28, 2013, were 8, 15, 35, 46, 52, the Mega Ball number was 38, and the Megaplier was X 4. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers: Florida, California, New Jersey lottery winners for more information.
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