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Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/13/2019 Drawing: $448M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 7:49 p m ET | Updated Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:01 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot is within striking distance of the half-a-billion-dollar mark; the prize has climbed to an estimated $448 million for Wednesday. The one-time cash payout for the March 13 Powerball drawing will be an estimated $271.7 million to the player who correctly picks all of the lottery numbers.

What time are the winning Powerball numbers drawn? Numbers are selected every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results typically posted within five minutes.

In most states, ticket sales stop at least an hour before the drawing, but a state may cut off sales earlier, such as Illinois, which ends 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 sales cut-off time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, March 13, are: 18, 36, 45, 47, 69 and the Powerball of 14.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. Someone in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018.

The Powerball game is played by matching 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. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at thousands of Lottery retailers. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

You have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game and reports that about 75 percent of winning tickets have numbers chosen by a computer.

The largest Powerball jackpots ever are as follows:

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  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
  • $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012
  • $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015
  • $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018
  • $487.0 million, July 30, 2016
  • $456 million, March 17, 2018
  • $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013
  • $447.8 million, June 10, 2017
  • $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017

When millions more players take part in the game at times there’s a huge jackpot, that doesn’t change your odds of winning, the lottery says. The odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing — you have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot reaches $40 million or $1 billion.

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Shanderick Dorsey, 19, was near death and in a coma for two months, but his mother’s faith saw him through and gave him a new lease on life.

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball drawings can be seen on 125 TV stations nationwide. They may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Drawing shows are also posted to Powerball.com under the video section and to YouTube.

Claiming, Safeguarding Winnings

So, what should you do if you are lucky enough to claim the Powerball jackpot? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer counseling services or financial advice for winners.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

Financial experts suggest that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.

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Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/13/2019 Drawing: $448M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Powerball Results, Numbers for 3/13/19: Did Anyone Win The $448 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot was worth $448 million with a cash option of $271.7 million. Was anyone lucky enough to win the jackpot prize?

The Powerball lottery drawing was held on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. EST. The winning numbers were 18-36-45-47-69, Powerball 14, and Power Play 3X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot prize on Wednesday night, there was one winner from Florida who matched five of the winning numbers and the Power Play to win two million dollars, the lottery website states. There was also one winner from New York who won one million dollars for matching five of the winning numbers.

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday at 11 p.m. EST. The lottery jackpot is now worth $495 million with a cash option of $300.2 million, the Powerball website states.

Powerball is known as one of the most popular lottery games and is played across 44 states in the U.S., according to the Powerball website. The drawings for the lottery game are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET.

The last winner to claim a Powerball prize was a man from Nebraska. Zach Norenberg from Fremont, Nebraska, won one million dollars during the March 6 Powerball drawing, according to a Powerball press release.

Norenberg told lottery officials he decided to purchase lottery tickets after dropping off his daughter to work. He purchased the winning ticket at Hy-Vee Gas at 828 East 23rd Street in Fremont and selected the numbers based on the birthday of family members, according to the press release. He was watching the news the following evening and saw that some of the lottery numbers on the screen looked familiar, realizing he had matched five of the winning numbers.

“I called and woke my parents,” Norenberg told lottery officials. “I said, ‘Dad, I just won $1 million.'”

Norenberg and his wife, Shelby, told lottery officials they plan on paying off their student loan debt and their mortgage. They will also use the money to help care for their one-year-old daughter and a new baby that’s on the way. The couple told lottery officials he has also hired a financial planner to help them live debt free.

“We’re hoping to live debt free and maybe retire early,” Norenberg said.

The winner told lottery officials he is trying his luck out again and already purchased a lottery ticket for the next Powerball drawing.

Powerball’s jackpot was worth up to $448 million with a cash option of $271.7 million on Wednesday night