Tonight's Powerball jackpot reached a massive $260,000,000 prize. The lucky lottery winner matching all six Powerball winning numbers on the same winning ticket will be one filthy rich multimillionaire! If the Powerball winner chooses the annuity option, they'll have to wait 30 years before they can collect the entire prize. If they want the huge jackpot all at once, they'll have to settle for a one-time cash payment of $161,100,000. Sadly, both options are before taxes are deducted. If no one matches all six lottery numbers March 20, the estimated Powerball jackpot may climb to $300,000,000 or above for the next drawing on Saturday, March 23!
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Powerball results.
New Jersey Powerball and Mega Millions Winners Score Huge Lottery Prizes
New Jersey lottery winners are really on a roll this month! It seems as if there's a New Jersey winner with each and every drawing lately. According to Carole Hedinger, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery, two New Jersey Mega Millions winners scored third-tier prizes of $10,000 each for the March 19 drawing. The lucky tickets were sold for Tuesday's drawing at Pathmark #546, 989 Church Road, Cherry Hill, and at Quick Chek #12, 1578 Route 206, Bedminster.
In addition to the Mega Millions winners, another Powerball winner was added to the millionaire's club during the last Powerball drawing on March 16. Saturday's $1,000,000 ticket was purchased at Soda King, 300 Gordons Corner Rd., #24 Yorktowne Shopping Center, in Manalapan. If that isn't enough, there were another two $10,000 Powerball winners for the March 16 drawing as well. Both winners matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers, and the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize. One winning ticket was purchased at Jersey Pride, 642 J. Newman Spring Road, Lincroft, and the other was bought at Love's Travel Stop #404, 2008 State Highway 206 South, Bordentown.
Hedinger said, "Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets and to the retailers that sold them. For selling the winning tickets, these retailers have become 'lucky locations' overnight."
Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners
The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, March 16 drawing, were 3, 7, 21, 44, 53, and the red Powerball number is 16. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. Lottery winners from Colorado and Illinois won $2,000,000 each. Winners from Arizona, Washington D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia won $1,000,000 each. Had they played the Power Play option, they would have had their prize winnings doubled to $2,000,000 as well!
What Time Is Tonight's Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing on March 20, 2013 is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.