Powerball lottery game has quickly become one of the most beloved in America, offering huge jackpots that can exceed hundreds of millions of dollars. Here are some facts and figures regarding Powerball draw that took place on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Winning Numbers and Prizes
On March 19th 2019, the winning numbers in the Powerball draw were 10, 14, 50, 53 and 63 with 21 as the Powerball number and an extra Power Play multiplier of 2.
The jackpot for this draw was $550 Million – eighth largest in Powerball history. Unfortunately there was no winner so the prize rolled over into subsequent draws.
Four tickets that matched five main numbers each and one with Power Play options collectively won the second-prize prize of $1 Million, increasing it to $2 Million in prize winnings.
34 tickets matched four main numbers and Powerball for a third prize win of $50,000 each, with seven featuring Power Play options to increase it to $100,000.
There were 1,412,831 winning tickets for this draw, ranging in prizes from $4 million up to $20 million and totaling $254,684,587 in prize awards.
How to Play Powerball?
In order to play Powerball, select five main numbers between 1 and 69 and one Powerball number between 1 and 26. You may also add the Power Play option for $1 per play – this could multiply any non-jackpot prizes 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x depending on how the draw goes!
Buy Powerball tickets online or from authorized retailers in 45 states, plus DC, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Ticket sales close one or two hours prior to each draw date in each state.
Powerball draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. ET with a jackpot starting at $20 million and increasing by at least $10 million per rollover until it reaches its cap of $1.586 billion or is won.
To win the jackpot, you must match all five main numbers and the Powerball. Your chances of succeeding at this are 1 in 292,201,338; winning any prize is estimated to be 1 in 24.87.
FAQ : The Ultimate Guide To your Questions
Q: How much does a Powerball ticket cost?
A: Each Powerball ticket costs $2 per play; adding the Power Play option adds another $1 per play.
Q: How can I claim my Powerball prize?
A: Once you win a Powerball prize, it must be claimed within an established window in your state. Prizes up to $600 may be collected at any authorized retailer while for larger sums you must visit a lottery office or mail your ticket directly to lottery headquarters; jackpot prizes offer the choice between an immediate cash payment or an annuity that pays over 30 years.
Q: What are the tax ramifications associated with winning Powerball?
A: Winning a Powerball prize may subject you to federal and state taxes depending on where you reside and the size and value of your prize. Federal withholding rates range between 24% for prizes over $5,000 and 37% for jackpot prizes; state tax rates depend on income levels and deductions as well.
Q: Where can I play Powerball online?
A: Yes! Powerball can be played online if you reside in Texas, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon Washington or Pennsylvania. Lottery.com also offers play.lottery.com services!
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