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When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions Game Card Drawings are every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 p.m. Find out where to play here. calottery.comMega Millions | California State Lottery calottery.com

Live Powerball numbers for 08/21/21; jackpot worth $290 million

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Powerball drawing for 08/21/21, Saturday jackpot is $290 million

Newsweek 21 August, 2021 - 02:00pm

This page can be bookmarked and refreshed to see if you hold the winning numbers. Saturday night's 08/21/21 Powerball jackpot is estimated at $290 million, with a cash option worth $209.2 million. The jackpot could increase if sales further lottery projections, according to officials.

Here are the winning numbers from last Wednesday night's drawing:

The Wednesday 08/18/21 Powerball jackpot was worth $274 million. There was no grand prize winner, but there were three tickets sold that matched all five white balls, and minus the red Powerball, for the game's second-prize. Two of those second-prize tickets—one sold each in Massachusetts and West Virginia—are worth $1 million apiece. The other ticket, sold in Connecticut, is worth $2 million since they purchased the Power Play for an extra $1.

Powerball seven months ago had three jackpot winners in four drawings. A ticket sold in Maryland hit the $731.1 million jackpot on Wednesday 01/20/21. The game reset to the $20 million minimum on Saturday 01/23/21, which was won, and then another jackpot hit on 01/30/21.

Normally, the game would reset to a $40 million minimum, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Powerball officials to cut the minimum jackpot in half, which began with the 04/11/20 jackpot.

The previous winning ticket was sold on June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket sold was purchased in New Jersey for the 04/08/20 jackpot worth $190 million. The previous grand prize won before that was $70 million in the 02/12/20 drawing with a ticket purchased in Michigan. The grand prize winner before that was on 01/29/20. That ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the $394 million grand prize, which had a cash option of $274.6 million.

The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size—according to Powerball's website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight, or any past winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.

There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the Powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the power play is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout goes for one ball plus the Powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the Powerball, or three correct numbers and no Powerball.

If all five white, numbered balls are chosen but the red Powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot is reset at $20 million after a jackpot is won, and one line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information, or to check any potential past numbers.

Saturday night we will post the Powerball 08/21/21 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot prizes

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Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Over $250million Ahead Of Next Drawing - Todayuknews

Todayuknews 20 August, 2021 - 10:47pm

FRIDAY night’s Mega Millions lottery saw the following numbers appear: 41, 43, 51, 57 and 70, with 1 as the Mega Ball.

The jackpot reached over $250million ahead of the 11pm ET draw.

The MegaMillions website explains the rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

It reads: “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball).”

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.

Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS ONLINE

WHO WAS THE LAST BIG WINNER?

The last big MegaMillions winner was from Grand Strand, South Carolina.

The anonymous winner claimed $3million on July 27, 2021.

The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

“Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE MEGAMILLION JACKPOT?

The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE MEGAMILLIONS?

The MegaMilllions can be played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

There are 5 states that do not play the MegaMillions lottery:

FIRST DRAWING TOOK PLACE IN 1996

The first MegaMillions was known as the Big Game.

The first drawing took place on September 6, 1996.

Six states participated including Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL?

According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

“Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

Mega Millions has nine different prize tiers, ranging from $2 all the way up to the jackpot, which is always guaranteed to be $20 million or more,” Lottery.net explains.

“There is also no cap or rollover limit, meaning prizes can easily run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.”

HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS: 4 EASY STEPS

Lottery.net listed the following steps on its website:

On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

Powerball lottery to add third drawing each week

NJ.com 20 August, 2021 - 10:27pm

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Starting Monday, the Powerball lottery will be adding a third drawing each week.

Powerball administrators hope the new Monday drawing will lead to larger prizes and increased sales.

Powerball is also adding a new feature called Double Play. It costs $1 extra and gives players a second chance to match their Powerball number in a second drawing with a top cash prize of $10 million.

Double Play tickets are eligible to win both prizes.

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