Feeling lucky? There is $100 million up for grabs in the next Powerball drawing on March 7. You could be the lottery’s next multi-millionaire if you match all six numbers that are scheduled to be drawn at 11 p.m. ET on Saturday night.
The winning Powerball numbers for March 7 are: 34, 36, 38, 42, 50 PB 33
There have been no winners since February 11, when three lucky ticket holders split a whopping $564.1 million. According to the Plain Dealer, there were no winning tickets sold for the last drawing on March 4, but several people won secondary prizes ranging from a few dollars to $2 million.
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Forgot to check your ticket on Wednesday night? The Multi-State Lottery Commission states that the Powerball numbers drawn on March 4 were 8, 12, 15, 35, 50, PB 32. There were six tickets sold that matched five numbers ($1 million prize) in Florida, Georgia, Montana, and New York. A seventh ticket holder from Virginia scored a cool $2 million for matching five numbers and playing the Power Play option.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. For an additional $1, you can choose the Power Play option and double your winnings on secondary prizes. Unfortunately, ticket holders who pay extra for the Power Play will not be able to double the jackpot if they win.
Where can you buy a Powerball ticket? Tickets are sold in 44 states: Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Find a lottery retailer in many grocery stores, convenience stores, and gas stations. Some stores also have one or more self-service lottery ticket vending machines, with Powerball, Mega Millions tickets, and instant “scratch” tickets available.
Most retailers stop selling Powerball tickets at least one hour before the drawing. The winning numbers are posted on the Powerball website shortly after the 11 p.m. ET drawing, or you can watch the drawing live on these TV stations.
If you end up winning the $100 million Powerball jackpot on March 7, consider yourself lucky. Odds are 1 in 175,223,510.00 that you will become a multi-millionaire on Saturday night.
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Winners can choose between a lump sum payout or a yearly payments spread out over 30 years. The current $100 million jackpot has a $66.3 million cash value before taxes. That’s right, Uncle Sam is going to take his share of your new-found wealth if you win. Taxes aside, there will be plenty of money left over to pay off that pile of bills, take a vacation, and live comfortably.