Powerball Jackpot rise to $147 million for Saturday’s Drawing

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There was no winner of Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Wednesday, Sep 12. That means the drawing on Saturday, Sep 15 will be worth $147 million with a cash option of $87.6 million.

What time are the winning Powerball numbers drawn? Numbers are selected every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results posted within five minutes.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Sep 12, are: 06, 28, 48, 63, 64 and the Powerball of 24.

There was one Match 5 winner in California, worth $1 million. In Texas, one ticket sold matched five white balls and the Power Play to win $2 million.

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The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at thousands of Lottery retailers.

You have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game and reports that about 75 percent of winning tickets have numbers chosen by a computer.

The largest Powerball jackpots ever are as follows:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
  • $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012
  • $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015
  • $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018
  • $487.0 million, July 30, 2016
  • $456 million, March 17, 2018
  • $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013
  • $447.8 million, June 10, 2017
  • $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players around the world can play US Powerball online outside US via lottery messenger service sites with tickets cost $5 each. To avoid online scams be sure that the site you are using is legitimate. For a comparison of three online retailers already reviewed by InternationalLottery.org read here.

Claiming, Safeguarding Winnings

So, what should you do if you are lucky enough to claim the Powerball jackpot? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer any counseling services or financial advice for winners.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

Financial experts say that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.

Can Foreigners Win Powerball?

  •  Yes, foreign citizens can legally win Powerball. 
  • The tax for a non-US citizen is a flat 30% of the winnings.
  • Additional tax treaties may also apply depending on your citizenship.

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Please read more at HOW TO PLAY US POWERBALL FROM OUTSIDE THE US to be introduced step by step and avoid risks when you buy lotto tickets online.

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