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Powerball Winning Numbers For Saturday, Aug. 18: $50M Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, Aug. 18, sits at $50 million. Check here for the winning Powerball numbers.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 2:09 p m ET | Updated Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 11:02 p m ET

Some lucky player in Staten Island, New York, snagged last Saturday’s $245 million Powerball jackpot, so the jackpot is ONLY a $50 million prize for tonight’s drawing. The cash amount will pay an estimated $30.1 million to the winner who selects all the Powerball numbers, which would leave a pretty good nestegg.

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 posted within five minutes.

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Aug. 18, are: 24, 34, 52, 61, 67 and the Powerball of 16.

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.

In most states, ticket sales cut off 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.

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:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $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

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.

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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 any 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 say 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 Saturday, Aug. 18: $50M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, Aug. 18, sits at $50 million. Check here for the winning Powerball numbers.

Current Annuity Jackpot: $550 Million

Winning Numbers

Saturday, January 09, 2021

POWER PLAY®: 2X

DRAWINGS: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m.

(Play up to 9:45 p.m. on drawing days)

POWERBALL ® WITH POWER PLAY ®

POWERBALL ® is the Multi-State Lottery game with a minimum estimated annuity jackpot of $40 million per drawing, plus eight set cash prizes up to $1 million.

POWERBALL ® tickets cost $2 per game.
POWERBALL ® with Power Play ® cost $3 per game.

How to Play Powerball ® :

  • Use a playslip to select five white numbers from 1 to 69 and one red POWERBALL ® number from 1 to 26.
  • Or ask for a Quick Pick and let the computer randomly select your numbers.
How to Play with Power Play ® :
  • Play an additional $1 for each POWERBALL ® game you wish to play.
  • To add Power Play ® , simply mark the Power Play ® option on your playslip or ask your retailer to add it to your POWERBALL ® play.
A Power Play ® multiplier number (2, 3, 4, 5 or 10*) is selected at random for each POWERBALL ® drawing. If you win the second prize level of $1 million and you have chosen Power Play ® , your prize will be $2 million, no matter what Power Play ® number is drawn. If you win a set cash prize on the bottom seven prize levels, you’re guaranteed to multiply that amount 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

* The 10 times Power Play ® multiplier is available when the annuity jackpot is less than $150 million unless otherwise announced.

See prize chart here.

For both POWERBALL ® and Power Play ® :

  • You may play up to 10 advanced drawings.
  • Please check your tickets carefully. These game tickets cannot be canceled.
Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Play up to 9:45 p.m. on drawing days.
Check out what you could win.

How to Play Using a playslip:

  1. Each playslip has five game panels. Each panel contains a white and red grid.
  2. Using blue or black ink or a pencil mark five numbers from 1 to 69 in the white grid for your white numbers.
  3. In the red grid mark one number from 1 to 26 for your red POWERBALL ® number.
  4. Or mark the Quick Pick box if you want to have your selections picked randomly.
  5. To play with Power Play ® , simply mark the Power Play ® box.
  6. Check your playslip carefully and give it to your Retailer.
  7. The computer processes your playslip and issues a ticket. Hold on to your ticket, you’ll need it if you win!
  8. You can play for the next POWERBALL ® drawing, or you can purchase tickets in advance for up to 10 drawings.

Current Annuity Jackpot: $550 Million Winning Numbers Saturday, January 09, 2021 POWER PLAY®: 2X DRAWINGS: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. (Play up to 9:45 p.m. on drawing ]]>