The Powerball jackpot for April 4 is worth $60 million. If you are lucky enough to match all six winning numbers and become an instant multi-millionaire, you will have plenty to talk about at the Easter dinner table on Sunday.
UPDATE: The winning Powerball numbers for April 4 are: 33, 39, 40, 41, 54 PB 28
There were no winners in the last drawing on April 1, so the jackpot increased to $60 million. If there are no winners tonight, the grand prize will keep rising, and could be as high as $80 million by the time the next drawing rolls around on April 8.
— California Lottery (@calottery) April 4, 2015
There hasn’t been a Powerball jackpot winner since March 25 when one lucky ticket holder in Teaneck, New Jersey, matched all six numbers (7, 19, 23, 50, 54 PB 14). The Asbury Press reports that the winner has yet to come forward to claim the $40 million grand prize — hopefully they didn’t lose their ticket like this guy did.
Just four days before the winning ticket was sold in New Jersey, a single ticket sold in Harriman, Tennessee, matched all six numbers in the March 21 drawing. WRCB-TV reports that the winner will be able to claim a lump-sum of $33.5 million (before taxes) when they come forward.
Lunar Eclipse + Powerball = Winner Winner?
— Brady Stouffer (@BradyStouffer) April 5, 2015
Perhaps you have one of the unclaimed tickets from the March 21 and 25 drawings. In some states, you only have 90 days to claim your prize, in others it’s as long as a year. Don’t miss out on becoming a millionaire — double check your tickets below.
- April 1: 02, 30, 33, 39, 44 PB 1
- March 28: 2, 4, 6, 12, 38, PB 17
- March 25: 7, 19, 23, 50, 54 PB 14
- March 21: 11, 16, 30, 38, 42 PB 7
- March 18: 14, 25, 30, 33, 47 PB 8
How much will you take home if you are Saturday night’s Powerball winner? According to US Mega, that depends on the method of payment you choose. For those who prefer an annuity, the lottery will send you 30 yearly checks of approximately $1.5 million each. The first payment is made several weeks after you turn in your ticket at a local lottery office.
Prefer all of your money right away? The lump sum option for the $60 million jackpot on April 4 would be approximately $40.1 million before taxes. That’s not a bad return on investment for a $2 ticket.
Powerball numbers are drawn at 11 p.m. ET every Wednesday and Saturday. Ticket are sold at lottery retailers in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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