Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/18/2020 Drawing: $130M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $130 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Mar 18, 2020 6:36 p m ET | Updated Mar 18, 2020 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot sits at $130 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, March 18. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $101 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes. There was a delay Saturday, with number not being drawn until about 10:25 p.m. ET.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 18: 15, 27, 44, 59, 63 and the Powerball of 08.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
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Powerball Numbers For 03/18/20: Wednesday Jackpot was for $130 Million
The Powerball jackpot for 03/18/20 was for $130 million. The Wednesday night drawing has been held, and here are the numbers.
- First Five: 15-27-44-59-63
- Powerball: 08
- Power Play: 4x
Wednesday night’s 03/18/20 Powerball jackpot was estimated at $130 million, with a cash option of $101.1 million. The jackpot could have increased if sales furthered lottery projections, according to officials.
The winning numbers on Saturday (03/14/20) for the $120 million Powerball jackpot were: 09-23-26-30-32 with a Powerball of 08. The Power Play was 3x.
There was no grand prize winner on Saturday, but there was one ticket sold in Connecticut that matched all five white balls, but missing out on the red Powerball for the second prize of $1 million. Had the Power Play been purchased for an extra $1, then that ticket would have a value of $2 million.
The last grand prize won was $70 million in the 02/12/20 drawing with a ticket purchased in Michigan.
The previous grand prize winner before that was on 01/29/20. That ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the $394 million grand prize, which had a cash option of $274.6 million. That 7-Eleven store will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The last grand prize winning ticket before that was sold in California on 11/02/19 for a jackpot of $150 million. The Powerball jackpot rolled over 33 times before the Bonita Springs ticket was purchased on January 29, 2020.
The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size—according to Powerball’s website.
Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight, or any past winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.
The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot is reset at $40 million after a jackpot is won, and one line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information, or to check any potential past numbers.
There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the power play is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout goes for one ball plus the powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the powerball, or three correct numbers and no powerball.
If all five white, numbered balls are chosen but the red powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.
Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot prizes
1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee
2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts
4. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Iowa and one sold in New York.
5. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida
6. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Missouri and one sold in Arizona.
7. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto RicoThe Powerball jackpot for 03/18/20 was for $130 million, with a cash option of $101.1 million. The Wednesday night drawing has been held, and here are the numbers, ]]>