The Powerball winning numbers and winners for the last drawing are in. There were no grand prize winners, and the jackpot has rolled from $101.6 million to $116 million. The next Powerball drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 30, at 11:00 p.m. ET. The latest Powerball winning numbers are as follows: 11,23,42,52,68 and the red Power Ball number is 6. The Power Play multiplier is 3x. You can watch the video as the drawing occurred live on March 26 in the player below.
— Philly.com (@phillydotcom) March 28, 2016
Though there were no grand prize winners, there were four winning tickets sold for the match 5 or second tier prize. The match 5 prize consists of matching all five white balls but missing the number on the Power Ball. Powerball is played by purchasing a ticket and picking five white balls with numbers between 1 and 69 and one, red Power Ball between the numbers 1 and 26. The odds of winning the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds of winning the second tier, or match 5 prize are 1 in 11,688,053.52. The prize for winning the match 5 is $1 million and those who use the Power Play multiplier can win $2 million. While the Power Play multiplier is used to increase the amounts of non-jackpot prizes, all second-tier, match 5 prizes are capped at $2 million despite the Power Play multiplier that is drawn.
Two of the winning match 5 tickets used the Power Play multiplier for a total win of $2 million, while the other two winning tickets won $1 million. The $2 million winning Powerball tickets were sold in Arizona and Wisconsin. The two $1 million winning Powerball tickets were sold in New Jersey and Texas.
— Rhode Island Lottery (@RILottery) March 28, 2016
WI HAS A NEW MILLIONAIRE and it’s because of #Powerball Sat night! A ticket from Cardinal Service on Cardinal Ln in Hartland won $2 Million!
— Wisconsin Lottery (@wilottery) March 28, 2016
phillydotcom: RT emilybabay: Burlington County tickets won big Powerball and Cash 5 prizes over the weekend: https://t.co/oBjOKXgvrn
— Clifford H Cohen (@CliffHCohen) March 28, 2016
In total there were 636,826 winners and $10,921,035 was won in non jackpot prizes. The last time the Powerball jackpot was won was on March 2 for $291.4 million.
Powerball is the most popular lottery game played in the United States, followed by Mega Millions It is played in 44 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Those who wish to play Powerball in their state may want to visit their official lottery website. This is a great way to understand how Powerball operates in your local area as well as alert you to any potential scams that may be active in your state. Because each state varies in their rules regarding claiming Powerball prizes and if you may remain anonymous as a winner, it’s beneficial to familiarize yourself with your state’s lottery rules.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and the Power Play multiplier is an additional $1. Many people find that it is worth it to add the Power Play multiplier just in case you do win. Considering that a multiplier of 5x can transform a win of $50,000 to $250,000 and the odds of winning the third tier, four plus the Power Ball are 1 in 913,129.18, adding the Power Play multiplier is a good choice. Those who are concerned about how much to spend on their Powerball tickets may want to begin by determining how many games they are going to play per week, how much they can afford to lose on Powerball tickets and then determine how many tickets they want to purchase for each draw.Are you going to play Powerball for the next drawing that is set for Wednesday? We’ll have the live Powerball drawing video, winning numbers and latest updates on the Powerball winners starting at 11:00 p.m. ET.
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