Powerball Winning Numbers For 5/4/2019 Drawing: $199M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, May 4, 2019 at 7:05 p m ET | Updated Sat, May 4, 2019 at 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot on the line for Saturday, May 4, has reached an estimated $199 million. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing will be $123.3 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results typically posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales halt at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may end sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops 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 cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, May 4, are: 06, 16, 23, 30, 61 and the Powerball of 2.
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, game officials said; the winner chose not to be identified.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match 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, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is huge.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to the officials with the lottery. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
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Powerball results for 05/04/19; jackpot worth $199 million
The Powerball Numbers (white) for May 4: 6-16-23-30-61. The Red Powerball Power Number: 2. The Power Play Number: 2.
LANSING, MI – A player in Michigan came close, but no one won the $199 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, May 4.
That means the drawing on Wednesday, May 7 will be worth $215 million with a cash option of $133 million.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for May 4: 6-16-23-30-61
The Red Powerball Power Number: 2
The Power Play Number: 2
Powerball winners for May 4:
· While there was no grand prize winner, two tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in Florida and New Jersey.
· The player in Florida also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million.
· In Michigan, one ticket sold won $50,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 713,011 tickets sold in the drawing that won at least $4. In Michigan, there were 22,319 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing.
Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, May 7 with an estimated jackpot of $273 million and a cash option of $167.1 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, May 8 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $5.5 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $100,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The drawing was held just a few days after Thomas Heckman came forward to claim a $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket.
Heckman claimed his prize just days after a Genesee County woman won $4 million playing an instant lottery ticket. The 60-year-old winner had actually won $2,000 last month playing the same game.
Her win was reported just a day after a Lansing man claimed a $1 million prize. He was so shocked by his win that he thought he was being pranked at first.
Those two winners are just two of a handful of major winners in recent weeks. In March, a Wayne County woman claimed a $4 million winning instant lottery ticket. The 28-year-old said she’d actually dreamed of winning a $4 million lottery prize just a few months before her big win.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were Kevin and Stephanie Blake of Waterford who $21 millionafter splitting a $42 million jackpot on Oct. 13, 2017. Kevin picked the winning numbers by using a combination of family birthdays. After winning, the couple said they would not retire and would continue working.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Ypsilanti last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the CVS in Ypsilanti, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
Speaking of coming forward, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last year finally came forward last month as well. The winner’s identity was not revealed however as the player is from South Carolina, a state that allow winners to conceal their identity when claiming jackpot prizes.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
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