Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
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Powerball results for 03/16/19; did anyone win the $492 million jackpot?

Powerball results for 03/16/19; did anyone win the $492 million jackpot?

There was no overall victor in Saturday's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot increases to $550 million for Wednesday.

There have been 23 consecutive drawings without a victor since a ticket sold in NY matched all six numbers in the $294 million Powerball jackpot drawing on December 26.

Now, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is up to an estimated $550 million.

Saturday's winning numbers were 30, 34, 39, 53, 71. The $495 million figure is the highest in seven months when October's frenzy reached $687.8 million.

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The new jackpot is the eighth largest ever for the Powerball lottery.

Last October, the Mega Millions jackpot soared to a record $1.5 billion. A pair of $50,000 Wisconsin wins came from the most recent draw on March 13. However, you can also check out which local TV affiliate has the drawing where you live with Powerball's complete listings. Did anyone win the jackpot prize on Saturday night?

· In Michigan, one ticket sold won $50,000. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $335 million. Its most recent win came December 26 in NY state. "I said, 'Dad, I just won $1 million'". In New Jersey, winners are required to be identified. But if you were to beat the long odds and hit the jackpot, you'd have an important decision to make: cash or annuity. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million.

Powerball is played across 44 states in the US and is one of the most popular lottery games played across the nation, according to the lottery website.

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