Tonight’s Powerball drawing is for $60 million. The drawing will happen at 10:59 pm Eastern. If you want to watch the drawing live online, please see this story. The winning numbers for March 12 are:
11 – 28 – 50 – 57 – 62 and a Power ball of 23
Want to watch the drawing online, as it happens, via livestream? That’s easy! Just visit this link. You’ll need to click on the big window “Watch The Drawing Live” and hit play to see the video. It will air about 10 to 20 seconds after the live drawing takes place. However, be aware that the video doesn’t always play correctly. Sometimes the feed “stutters” and cuts off right before all the numbers are drawn. If that happens, you can watch the video of the drawing below:
If you’re confused as to why the Powerball jackpot is so much lower than it was last week, that’s because somebody won the $291 million jackpot on March 2. The winning ticket was sold at a Tom Thumb store in the Florida Keys. It was a quick-pick ticket sold sometime on the day of the drawing. The winner has just 180 days to claim the lottery, according to Florida’s deadline. But if he or she wants the lump sum, he must claim the big win within 60 days. The store gets a lot of tourists, so it’s also possible that the winner isn’t even a native to Florida.
As for tonight’s drawing, if only one person wins, the “lump sum” will be worth $39.1 million, before taxes. It may not be hundreds of millions, but it’s nothing to look down on! In the last drawing, no one won the $1 million or $2 million prize. There were 511,007 winners total for the smaller prizes.
If you choose the Power Play option tonight, you’ll multiply the prize amount of non-jackpot prizes by the amount of the Power Play for tonight. The only exception is the $1 million prize, which only becomes $2 million if you choose the Power Play option when you buy your ticket.
In most locations, you have until 59 minutes before the drawing to purchase a Powerball ticket. Powerball tickets cost $2 (with an additional $1 for the Powerplay option.)
How do you know if your numbers won? If you match all five white balls in any order and match the red Powerball number, then you’ll win the jackpot. But there are additional ways to win. If you only matched some of the numbers and are wanting to know if you won something, please read the article at this link.
There were three winners for the huge $1.5 billion jackpot on January 13, from California, Florida, and Tennessee. Two out of the three winners has come forward so far. How much longer does the last winner from California have? To find out, please see this story.
The chances of winning are just a little better than 1 in 300 million. And yet three people defied those odds for the $1.5 billion jackpot and walked away winners.
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