Do you have the winning Powerball numbers for the June 6 drawing? The jackpot is now $40 million after one lucky ticket holder in Arizona matched all six numbers on June 3, winning a whopping $188 million.
UPDATE: The Powerball numbers for June 6 are: 8, 13, 18, 27 and 43. PB 15
The jackpot continued to rise for more than six weeks without a winner until one ticket finally matched the winning numbers (6, 8, 13, 37 and 40 Powerball 11) on Wednesday night. According to KTAR News, the winning ticket was purchased at a Quik Trip in Glendale, Arizona.
The winner of the $188 million jackpot will take home approximately $119.9 million before federal taxes (approximately 25 percent) and state taxes (5 percent). If the Powerball winner chooses not to take the money in a lump sum, a 30-year annuity is also available.
Saturday night’s jackpot may not be as big as the one given away last Wednesday, but $40 million is still a nice prize. According to USA Mega, if the jackpot is given away on June 6, the winner would get a lump sum of $19,050,000 before taxes. The 30-year annuity would yield approximately $906,667 per year before federal and state taxes are taken out.
The odds that you will win the jackpot tonight are slim (1 in 175 million), but people have beaten the odds before, just like the Arizona resident who scooped up $188 million on Wednesday.
Odds of winning the powerball jackpot tonight 1 in 175 million….. pic.twitter.com/NhEUM6LbBv
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Powerball tickets cost $2 each, but for an additional $1, you can select the Power Play option and double your winnings on non-jackpot prizes. Unfortunately, ticket holders who pay extra for Power Play will not be able to double the jackpot if they win, but will be able to double prizes that range from $4 to $1 million.
Powerball 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 self-service lottery ticket vending machines that sell Powerball, Mega Millions tickets, and instant “scratch” tickets. Ticket sales close approximately 45 minutes before the drawing, although some retailers cut off sales earlier.
While you wait for Saturday night’s numbers to be drawn, here are the winning Powerball numbers for the last five drawings. You may have a non-jackpot winner sitting in a jackpot pocket or your purse, so give your old tickets a second look.
- June 3: 6, 8, 13, 37 and 40 PB 11
- May 30: 8, 9, 25, 56, 57 PB 22
- May 20: 1, 12, 28, 35, 44 PB 25
- May 16: 24, 29, 38, 48, 52 PB 32
- May 13: 1, 25, 29, 31, 47 PB 7
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