Monday, **Wednesday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m.** Tuesday & Friday at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday & Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

## What Time Is Tonight’s Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at **10:59 p.m. ET**.

## How can I watch the Powerball live?

To watch the drawing live on Saturday night, visit **the Powerball website, www.powerball.com/watch-drawing**.

### Do you win money if you have 2 numbers in Powerball?

2 numbers plus the Powerball – **$7**

If your ticket matches two numbers and the Powerball you’ll get $7 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 701.

### Do you win anything with 1 number on Powerball?

There are multiple ways to win Powerball. But **if you only matched one white number, then you haven’t won anything tonight**. If you matched only the red ball (the Powerball, which is the last number drawn), then you’ll win $4. … If you match four out of five of the white balls and the Powerball, you’ll win $50,000.

### Do Powerball numbers have to be in order?

**You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play to win a prize**. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn. Each play on a ticket is separately determined; players cannot crisscross play lines on a ticket or combine numbers from other tickets.

### What are the 6 luckiest numbers?

**6, 7, 33, 38, 40, and 49** are known as the six luckiest numbers globally. These numbers come from data collected from draws that happened in Spain, Canada, Germany, Poland, the UK, Greece, and South Africa.

### Are Quick Picks more likely to win?

Whether you choose your own numbers or Quick Pick your odds of winning the lottery **are identical**. More people use the Quick Pick option (so there are obviously more quick pick winners), but you won’t gain any competitive advantage either way.

### How is Powerball paid out?

Lottery winners can collect their prize as **an annuity or as a lump-sum**. Often referred to as a “lottery annuity,” the annuity option provides annual payments over time. … Powerball and Mega Millions offer winners a single lump sum or 30 annuity payments over 29 years.

### How many numbers do you need to get a prize in Powerball?

Then, the winning Powerball number is randomly selected from a pool of **20 balls numbered 1** to 20. To win Division 1, you need all 7 matching numbers to win in Powerball plus the Powerball number. You must match at least 2 numbers plus the Powerball number to win the lowest Powerball Division prize, Division 9.

### What does 2 Powerball numbers pay?

If you match two numbers, you’ll **win $4**, but ONLY if one of those numbers is the red Powerball. Here are more details on how to win the Powerball drawing. If you match two white Powerball numbers, then unfortunately you won’t walk away with any money, according to Powerball’s rules.

### How do lottery winners get paid?

Mega Millions and other lotteries generally allow a winner to decide how they want to take possession of the jackpot – either by **choosing an annuity** where the jackpot is paid out over a 30-year period or by taking it in one lump sum.

### How long does it take for a lottery winner to get their money?

If you elected the cash option or if your prize is only offered in a single payment, your check should arrive **approximately six to eight weeks from your claim date**. If your prize is to be paid in installments, your first payment should be available within six to eight weeks from your claim date.

### Is it better to take the lump sum or payments Powerball?

Lump-sum Advantages

Interest rates are low right now, and people do not get a lot of money from savings. So **it is better to take the lump sum right now** and make the most out of it. The lump-sum option today would be taxed in the 37% bracket. If you took the annuity, you might be paying higher taxes in the future.

### Which number is the luckiest?

In many cultures around the world, **seven** is considered a lucky number. This probably explains the affinity many people feel for the number seven. Some scientists and mathematicians also believe there are some interesting properties of the number itself that also make it alluring.

### Is there a trick to winning the Powerball?

**There’s no way to predict** the numbers that will come up in the lottery. The drawings are completely random, so the best you can do is try to pick unusual numbers so you won’t have to split the jackpot if there’s a tie. … But that doesn’t mean that there’s no way of increasing your odds of becoming a lottery winner.

### What are the most overdue Powerball numbers?

For Powerball, the 15 most overdue numbers are 44, 22, 26, 33, 11, 9, 40, 62, 15, 37, 57, 58, 56, 61 and 23. The most overdue Powerball number is **9**.

### Is the lottery rigged?

**There haven’t been any confirmed reports** about Mega Millions’ jackpots being rigged or tampered with in some way. However, in 2017, Eddie Tipton, who helped write software code for several state lotteries, admitted to rigging drawings for his own benefit, according to CNBC.

### Does the lottery know if someone won?

You can’t remain anonymous. **California makes public the name of the winner and the location where the ticket was bought**. Even if you create a trust to claim the prize, your name will be revealed. … If you have a common name and buy your ticket outside your home city, you can get a degree of anonymity.