Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is a whopping $137 million — do you have the winning numbers on your ticket? Watch the Powerball drawing results live online on March 14 to find out if you match all six numbers. If so, you will be an instant multi-millionaire in one of the most popular lottery games in the nation.
The winning Powerball numbers for March 1 are: 8, 14, 39, 46, 47 PB 18.
Although there haven’t been any jackpot winners in weeks, it’s always a good idea to check your tickets because five matching numbers could score you a cool $1 million. According to the Multi-State Lottery Commission, most states require you to turn in a non-jackpot winning ticket within 90 to 180 days after the drawing or you’ll lose out.
According to the Chicago Tribune, there hasn’t been a Powerball jackpot winner since February 11 when three winners shared $564.1 million. Even after splitting up the jackpot, the three lucky ticket holders walked away with $127 million each — that’s before taxes, of course. Uncle Sam got a good portion of the winnings, but still left enough for winners to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
That’s exactly what happened to a California man who lost his Powerball ticket — he ran out of time to cash in and the $1 million he could have pocketed was donated to the state’s school system.
Powerball numbers are drawn at 11 p.m. ET every Wednesday and Saturday. Ticket sales close approximately one hour before the drawing at lottery retailers in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Watch the drawing live online on Powerball Live, or on one of these local TV channels.
— Michigan Lottery (@MILottery) March 14, 2015
Aside from the jackpot and the $1 million prize (match 5 numbers), there are several prizes you may have won that will put a smile on your face, including $10,000 (match 4 numbers and the Powerball) and $100 (match four numbers).
If no one wins the March 14 Powerball jackpot, it will continue to increase and could be worth as much as $160 million for the next drawing on March 18.
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