SATURDAY’s Powerball jackpot can make someone rich instantly, with a whopping $172 million prize on offer.
Lottery winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball draw were 8, ten, 21, 41, and 62.
Powerball is 7 and the Power Play coefficient is 3x.
Friday night victory Mega Millions lottery number is 11, 16, 23, 24and 30.
Mega Ball is 24 and Megaplier is 3x.
The jackpot is still a substantial $28 million for the cash prize.
Mega Millions drawings take place Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.
Powerball Draws take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET.
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Tips to avoid being scammed
Lottery provides a wide range of pointers to help players avoid being scammed.
- If someone says you’ve won a lottery that you’ve never played, be suspicious. You can’t legally win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.
- If you are in a jurisdiction outside the market area of the lottery or game in question as the source of the “prize”, it is a scam.
- Real lotteries do not hold “international” sweepstakes, contests or prizes for people living outside of their market area. For example, Mega Millions is only played in the United States.
Beware of Lottery Scams
If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, the number may be part of a lottery scam.
Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the organization or the lottery yourself for its actual contact information.
If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you involve them in a conversation, your name and contact information could be on a shared list. with other scammers.
Saturday’s Winning Powerball
The lottery winning numbers from Saturday’s Powerball draw were 8, ten, 21, 41 and 62.
Powerball is 7 and the Power Play coefficient is 3x.
Resources for gambling addiction
The Powerball website provides information and resources about the dangers of gambling addiction.
“For some people, gambling can become a problem. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are some helpful resources listed below,” it wrote.
Sign your winning lottery ticket
Anyone who signs the winning ticket and presents a photo ID can claim their prize.
Signing your ticket will prevent anyone from claiming your ticket as theirs.
Americans spend a lot on the lottery
It has been reported that Americans spend more money on lottery tickets than they do on video games, movies, music, sports teams, and music combined.
Every year, Americans spend more than 70 billion dollars on lottery tickets, according to Atlantic.
One Mega Millions Winner Strategy
A Michigan man won $2 million in November after matching five white balls and picking Megaplier in one Mega Millions drawing.
He said he played the game weekly, always picking the same set of numbers for years.
Consistency paid off when he checked the winning numbers online.
“I thought, ‘Wait a minute, these numbers are familiar,'” he said WDIV.
“When I realized what I had won, I called my wife to ask her to come check the ticket. We were both shocked, and it hasn’t sunk yet! ”
Financial advice for winners
Lottery officials strongly encourage major prize winners to seek professional financial advice.
How much goes unclaimed?
According to lottery expert Brett Jacobson, in the 12-month period ending June 2017, nearly $3 billion went unclaimed.
In 2017 alone, there were over 160 unclaimed prizes of $1 million or more.
What happens to unclaimed prizes?
Follow Powerball website, “Unclaimed prizes are held by the lottery governing body.”
That means the money is usually returned to the states that sold the tickets for that game. Each state has its own set of rules from which to determine what actually happens to the money.
In some cases, it is returned to the player.
How long do you have to receive the prize?
Powerball tickets typically have expiration dates that vary from 90 days to a year depending on where they’re sold Powerball website.
The expiration date may be listed on the back of your ticket.
If not, check with your state lottery office.
Winner used the same numbers for 16 years
She told lottery officials there that she was “paralyzed” with shock when she discovered her numbers had been dialed.
Retired teacher Lola says: “From the beginning, I used the same numbers.
“They are my favorite numbers, so I stuck with them.
“When it all fell into place, I was shocked. I was numb.”
Retirees win with birthday trick
A famous teacher won a $110,000 lottery jackpot after using a combination of her children’s birthdays as the winning numbers.
Louis Paine Jr, 77, said he was “astonished” to take home the prize after buying a 5 Cash withdrawal in North Carolina on February 1st.
“Of course, I don’t believe it,” he said North Carolina Education Lottery.
Louis has spent 40 years as an educator and says he loves playing Lottery because it raises money for local schools.
“Give back to education is very important,” he said.
“It’s the best we’ve had in our country.”
New York Lottery Queen Retired
Yolanda Vega, the longtime face of the drawings for the New York Lottery that is airing, announced her retirement via Twitter last week.
The 66-year-old icon has worked as a member of the Drawing Team for 32 years.
She has become a national figure by painting the symbols in her name with an exaggerated flair.
How to play Mega Millions
You win Mega Millions jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in one draw.
The player chooses six numbers from two distinct groups of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (white ball) and one number from 1 to 25 (yellow Mega Ball) – or chooses Easy Pick / Quick Pick.
Nine Ways to Win Prizes in Mega Millions Listed on the lottery site.
Prizes range from a jackpot down to $2.
Runner-up earns a lot, continue
A huge second prize payout is possible if the player has purchased the optional Megaplier.
As of October 19, 2013, the website states “there have been 1,140 winning Match 5 tickets of $1 million or more, and they have been won in most jurisdictions where the game is sold. “
Runner-up earns a lot of money
Although the Mega Millions winner receives the final prize, the runner-up may also be generously rewarded.
Follow Mega Millions websiteThis is the only lottery draw where the second prize can be up to 5 million dollars.
302 million different number combinations
If you play every possible number combination for Mega Millions, at $2 per ticket, you could end up spending more than the jackpot is even worth.
With 302 million number combinations, you’ll spend $604 million playing them all.
What percentage goes to charity?
Powerball advertises that they donate a percentage of each jackpot to charity.
While half of the ticket price goes to the prize, 35% goes to charity and the rest funds the operation of the game.
When do I have to tell the IRS about my lottery winnings?
The state in which you won your prize will be required to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if you win more than $600.
Remember: Your winnings can and will be taxed
The IRS can receive up to 40 percent of lottery winnings.
Winnings may be taxed additionally, depending on the winner’s state.
Maryland Lottery donates 2 million dollars
All fully vaccinated adult Maryland residents, including boosters, will be eligible for a cash prize in a new draw beginning February 15.
Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Lottery is rolling out “VaxCash 2.0,” where a winner will be randomly selected once a week for 12 weeks to receive a big payday.
The first draw next Tuesday will begin with a $500,000 prize pool, and the week 12 grand prize winner will win $1 million.
Lottery and scratch-off explanations, part one
Scratch tickets offer instant gratification, as you can tell within minutes of purchase whether you’ve won a prize.
Lottery tickets have a fixed pattern, so you’ll have to wait and see if you win.
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