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Lottery jackpots are greater than ever. This is the way to win at each of these common video games.
Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com

March Insanity is not the only recreation inflicting a frenzy this month.

The Powerball jackpot continues to climb after no one matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is now value an estimated $550 million. In accordance with lottery officials, it’s the eighth largest Powerball prize in historical past.

The winner can choose to obtain the prize in annuity funds or take the lump sum choice, which is $335 million before taxes.

Lottery insanity swept the nation late last yr when the Mega Tens of millions grand prize soared to over $1.537 billion. The only winner, a lady from South Carolina, anonymously claimed the prize earlier this month.

As huge because it was, last yr’s Mega Tens of millions wasn’t the most important lottery jackpot in historical past. In 2016, ticket holders in three states cut up an almost $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. 

This is every thing you could know concerning the latest Powerball drawing:

Powerball numbers 

The Powerball numbers from the Saturday, March sixteen drawing have been 30, 34, 39, 53 and sixty seven, and Powerball 11.

When are Powerball draw days?

Powerball attracts happen each Wednesday and Saturday.

What time is the Powerball drawing?

Powerball drawings are at 10:fifty nine p.m. EDT.

Deadline to buy Powerball tickets

Powerball sales end at 9:58 p.m. EDT in Indiana. Verify together with your local state lottery for minimize-off occasions.

How much do Powerball ticket costs

Powerball tickets are $2 apiece. Tack on the Power Play for $1 and your non-jackpot winnings could possibly be multiplied as much as 5 occasions. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 occasions when the jackpot is $one hundred fifty million or much less.

Find out how to play Powerball

Choose six numbers from two separate pools of numbers. Select five totally different numbers starting from 1 to 69. Then, choose one quantity from 1 to 26 for the Powerball.

The there are nine ways to win, six of which require the right Powerball. Players can match three, four or five numbers with out the Powerball and in addition win. 

Odds of profitable Powerball

Roughly 1 in each 24.87 Powerball tickets bought are winners. The probability of profitable the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338.

Contributing: Sheila Vilvens and Jennie Key, The Cincinnati Enquirer. Comply with Chris Sims on Twitter: @ChrisFSims

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