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US Powerball winning numbers announced for $460 million jackpot

07:15  04 january  2018
07:15  04 january  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M

  Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M, Powerball at $337M More than $640 million is still up for grabs in the nation's two biggest lotteriesBOSTON -- More than $640 million is still up for grabs in the nation's two biggest lotteries, CBS Boston reports. The drawing for Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot currently sits at $337 million. The cash option is $210.4 million.

No winning tickets were sold for the $ 460 million Powerball drawing; next up for grabs is the Mega Millions 8 million grand prize. The winning numbers selected Wednesday night were 2, 18, 37, 39 and 42, and the Powerball number was 12. The jackpot jumps to an estimated 0 million for

Опубликовано: 3 янв. 2018 г. Powerball winning numbers announced for $ 460 million jackpotThe winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 18 If there is no winner, the next jackpot will be Saturday.There was no winner in , pushing the jackpot up to 8 million for Friday's drawing.

A clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland Jan. 13, 2016. © AP Photo/Tony Dejak A clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland Jan. 13, 2016.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number is 12. The jackpot is $460 million. 

There is a one-time cash option of $291 million.

Powerball tickets are $2. If there is no winner, the next jackpot will be Saturday.

There was no winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions' drawing, pushing the jackpot up to $418 million for Friday's drawing. 

Watch: Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots exceed $400 million

The odds of winning one of the jackpots is roughly one in 259 million for Mega Millions and one in 292 million for Powerball. And the chances of winning both, for those of you thinking really big? Roughly one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. 

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots reach $690 million - with no winners

  Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots reach $690 million - with no winners There are no winners yet in the Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries, whose combined jackpots now reach $690 million. The next drawings are Friday and Saturday, respectively. But the odds of winning either lottery aren't as good as they used to be.

The estimated Powerball jackpot has increased to $ 460 million , making it the nation's 10th largest lottery prize. The winning numbers for Powerball - Продолжительность: 0:32 CBS News 57 527 просмотров.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42 and the Powerball number is 12. The jackpot is $ 460 million . If there is no winner, the next jackpot will be Saturday. There was no winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions ' drawing, pushing the jackpot up to 8 million

To understand how unlikely those odds are, it's worth comparing them to the probability of other unlikely events. Americans are much more likely to get struck by lightning (odds of one in 13,500) or to die in a car accident (one in 645). 

The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. According to a study by LendEDU, the average Massachusetts resident spends $735 annually on lottery tickets. Rhode Islanders spend $514 a year. Those in Delaware or New York are likely spending about $400 a year, or $33 per month.  

$570M Powerball jackpot winner in New Hampshire .
A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire in Saturday's $570 million Powerball drawing, a day after someone won a huge Mega Millions prize.The big win comes a day after someone who bought a ticket in Florida won a $450 million Mega Millions jackpot.

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