Do you have the winning Powerball numbers for September 2? With no winner in the past nine drawings, the jackpot now stands at $120 million. If your ticket matches all six numbers drawn on Wednesday night, you will be the lottery’s newest multimillionaire.
Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. ET every Wednesday and Saturday night. Watch the drawing live online on Powerball Live, on one of these local TV channels, or by downloading the free LotteryHub app for iPhone and Android devices.
The winning Powerball numbers for September 2 are: 17-22-30-46-56 PB 16
According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the last drawing on August 29 did not produce a jackpot winner (18, 21, 25, 28, 29 PB 16). However, there were more than $10 million in non-jackpot prizes given away including $1 million each to four lucky winners in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
Non-jackpot prizes range from $4 for matching just the Powerball to $1 million for matching all five white balls. Lottery players can multiply the non-jackpot prize by as much as five times if they pay an extra $1 for the Powerplay option.
If you win tonight’s $120 million Powerball jackpot, you will have to choose between a one-time lump-sum payment or a 30-year annuity. According to US Mega, jackpot winners who choose the annuity option will receive approximately $4 million per year for 30 years. If you want all of your winnings at once, the lump-sum payment is based on the cash value of the jackpot that is currently $76.6 million.
Federal and state taxes are deducted from the winnings before a check is issued. According to the Tax Foundation, the following states do not tax lottery prizes — California, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is about to change. Right now, the odds are 1 in 179 million that you will win the jackpot. According to USA Today, the odds will increase to 1 in 285.9 million starting in October, making it even hard to score a big windfall.
On October 7, there will be more numbers (white balls) to choose from. Under the current rules, players can choose any five numbers between 1 and 59 when choosing the white ball and a number between 1 and 35 for the red Powerball.
When the change takes place, players will be able to choose a number from 1 to 69 (white balls) but numbers to pick from for the Powerball (red ball) will decrease from 35 to 26.
Purchase Powerball tickets at lottery retailers in 44 States; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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