Sunday, March 24, 2013

1 Winner In Last Night's $320 Million Powerball Drawing

One lucky person in New Jersey won Saturday night's (March 23, 2013) POWERBALL jackpot estimated at $320 million ($198.3 million cash value).

The most recent Powerball winning numbers can be viewed here

On Saturday, there was one power play winner from Iowa who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million.  There were winners from 11 states who matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million.  Those winners were from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.  

Powerball Payout Options
POWERBALL jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments of the estimated $320 million or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of an estimated $198.3 million cash payout. 

Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning draw to receive the cash option of $198.3 million. 

Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.

Powerball In Florida 
Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, Florida has had the strongest POWERBALL and Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.8 billion and yielding $756 million in education funding to date.  Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $719 million in prizes, including five jackpot winners.