What are the winning Powerball numbers for May 9, and how can you watch the drawing live online?
Saturday night’s jackpot is $90 million, making it the sixth drawing since there has been a big winner in the popular lottery game. Watch the Powerball drawing live online on WRAL at 11 p.m. ET, or on any of these TV stations.
UPDATE: The winning Powerball numbers for May 9 are: 4, 15, 17, 35, 58 PB 17
The odds that you’ll become the lottery’s newest multi–millionaire tonight are slim (1 in 175 million), but the return on your $2 investment could be life-changing. According to CNN, you have a better chance of getting crushed by an asteroid falling from the sky (1 in 700,000), or being attacked by a shark (1 in 12 million), than winning the Powerball jackpot.
The last drawing on May 6 did not produce a jackpot winner, but there were two $1 million tickets sold in California and Connecticut, and a $2 million winning ticket sold in Maine. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the $1 million second prize is won by matching five white balls in any order (no Powerball), but the lucky winner in Maine scored an extra $1 million because they paid an extra $1 for the Power Play feature.
Odds aside, it’s always nice to dream about quitting your job and living off your Powerball jackpot winnings, isn’t it?
While the odds aren’t good that you will be rolling in cash after tonight’s Powerball drawing, there is a chance that you could win a non-jackpot prize worth anywhere from $4 (just the Powerball) to $1 million (match five numbers, no Powerball). While you wait for the numbers to be drawn tonight, check your tickets from recent drawings to see if you have a non-jackpot prize.
- May 6: 23-24- 27-39-41 PB 30
- May 2: 2-6-11-30-31, PB 33
- April 29:1, 26, 34, 38, 51 PB 6.
- April 25: 21, 33, 35, 38, 45, PB 12
- April 22: 10, 14, 25, 39, 53 PB 18
How much money will you get if you are lucky enough to match all six numbers on your ticket? If you choose a one-time lump sum payment, the cash value of the May 9 $90 million jackpot is $58.6 million before taxes.
Powerball winners can also choose the annuity option where the lottery would pay out approximately $2.2 million per year for 30 years after federal taxes are taken out. Winners in Puerto Rico currently do not pay federal tax on their winnings, but do pay a 20 percent tax to the state.
Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be purchased at lottery retailers in 44 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most lottery agents stop selling tickets approximately one hour before the numbers are drawn.
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