Powerball results LIVE – August 30 winning numbers for $332MILLION jackpot drawn tonight as Mega Millions hits $306m

TONIGHT'S Powerball drawing may likely change somebody's life as the pot has grown to $322million.

The drawing will take place TONIGHT at 11pm ET.

The winning numbers for the main Powerball drawing on Saturday night were: 12, 22, 26, 46 and 59. The Power Ball drawn was 26 with a Power Play of 2x.

The next MegaMillions drawing is TOMORROW August 31 at 11pm ET for an estimated $306million.

Lottery officials announced last week that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays.

Powerball numbers are already drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest news and updates...

  • Julia Fields

    WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING?

    The next Powerball drawing is TODAY at 11pm ET.

  • Julia Fields

    WINNING NUMBERS

    Saturday's Powerball drawing may likely change somebody's life as the pot has grown to $322million.

    The winning numbers for the main Powerball drawing on Saturday night were: 12, 22, 26, 46 and 59. The Power Ball drawn was 26 with a Power Play of 2x.

  • Danielle Cinone

    RULES OF THE NEW DRAWING

    The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.

    The website reads, “Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.

    “All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHEN WAS POWERBALL'S WORLD RECORD JACKPOT?

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE LOTTERY?

    The odds of hitting all six lottery numbers are one in 13,983,816.

    According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6million and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

    Lottery players have greater odds of becoming president of the US or a Hollywood star, getting killed by a bee, or having conjoined twins.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ABOUT POWERBALL

    The Powerball website explains: “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

    “Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play.

    NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.

  • Danielle Cinone

    HOW MUCH ARE POWERBALL TICKETS?

    Powerball tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT ON THE LOTTERY?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

    For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

    Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

    North Dakota "is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos," the survey reports.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHERE ARE TICKETS FOR THE NEW DRAWING OFFERED?

    Tickets for the new drawing which takes place on Mondays will be available in the same 45 states as the regular drawing, including Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

  • Danielle Cinone

    MONDAY DRAWING MEANS MORE CASH TO WIN

    The newly added Monday night drawing could result in bigger prizes, according to the Powerball Product Group.

    The game odds and set cash prizes will remain the same, according to Powerball's website.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHERE IS THE DOUBLE PLAY OPTION AVAILABLE?

    Double Play will be available in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington, according to Powerball's website.

    Double Play is the game's newest feature, and costs an additional $1.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHEN WAS POWERBALL STARTED?

    Powerball began in 1992.

    The world record jackpot was set in January of 2016 for $1.586 billion.

  • Danielle Cinone

    RULES OF THE NEW DRAWING

    The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.

    The website reads, "Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.

    "All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights."

  • Danielle Cinone

    HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL

    All players must match all five white balls and the red Powerball in order to win the jackpot.

    There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

    Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE POWERBALL?

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
    • Nevada
    • Utah

     

    • Danielle Cinone

      MORE WAYS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS

      Experts advise setting up an LLC or trust to make large purchases without revealing your identity. 

      Getting a lawyer and financial advisor is important in ensuring privacy and managing funds for lottery winners.

      Some also wear a disguise to claim their hefty checks and do press conferences, a tactic that is legal depending on the state you reside in.

    • Danielle Cinone

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      HOW CAN YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      There are various ways to remain anonymous to claim a lottery prize.

      Buying a lottery ticket in a state that does not require winners to come forward is an effective way to conceal your identity. 

      Another way is to not tell anyone you scored the jackpot or change much of your lifestyle to avoid having your identity revealed.

      Deleting social media accounts, changing phone numbers, and addresses can also be an alternative to remaining anonymous.

    • Danielle Cinone

      WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT ON THE LOTTERY?

      People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

      For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

      Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

      North Dakota "is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos," the survey reports.

    • Danielle Cinone

      WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      The odds of hitting all six lottery numbers are one in 13,983,816.

      According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6million and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

      Lottery players have greater odds of becoming president of the US or a Hollywood star, getting killed by a bee, or having conjoined twins.

    • Danielle Cinone

      KEEP UP WITH POWERBALL NEWS

      Follow the latest Powerball updates on Twitter.

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      HOW TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS

      According to the MegaMillions website, "Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick.

      You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing."

    • Danielle Cinone

      HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL

      According to the Powerball website, players must "select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

      "Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

      "The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

      "Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win."

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      TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING SCAMMED (continued)

      The Mega Millions advises:

      • "Never give out personal information or send money unless you verify the company’s or solicitor’s legitimacy.
      • If they offer to wire the “winnings” directly into your bank account, do not give them your bank account information.
      • If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of the scam. Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.
      • If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately. If you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers."

       

      MORE TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING SCAMMED

      • "Be suspicious if an e-mail contains misspellings or poor grammar, or if the person who called you uses poor English.
      • If you are told that you need to keep your “win” confidential, be suspicious.
      • No real lottery tells winners to put up their own money in order to collect a prize they have already won. If you are asked to pay any kind of fee to collect your winnings, you haven’t won.
      • Just because a real lottery is mentioned does not necessarily make it a real prize. Someone may be using the lottery’s name without its permission or knowledge."

      TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING SCAMMED

      The Mega Millions lists the following tips to prevent begin scammed.

      • "If someone says you have won a lottery that you have never played, be suspicious. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.
      • If you are in a jurisdiction that is outside the market area of the lottery or game mentioned as the source of the 'prize,' then it is a scam. Real lotteries do not hold 'international' sweepstakes, contests or awards for people who live outside their market area. Mega Millions, for example, is played only in the United States, so if you are outside the U.S. and someone using our name tells you that you have won a big prize, it is a scam.
      • If you have caller-ID on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won. If it is from a foreign country, that is a red flag. Also, be aware that some con artists use technology that allows them to disguise their area code: although it may look like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere in the world."

       

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