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Powerball Winning Numbers For 3/09/2019 Drawing: $414M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 7:33 p m ET | Updated Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 11:02 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot is creeping closer to the half-a-billion-dollar mark; the prize has reached an estimated $414 million for Saturday. The one-time cash payout for the March 9 Powerball drawing will be an estimated $247.9 million to the player who correctly chooses 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 Saturday, March 9, are: 05, 06, 45, 55, 59 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 3/09/2019 Drawing: $414M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Powerball Results, Numbers for 3/9/19: Did Anyone Win The $414 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?

Powerball’s latest jackpot on Saturday night was worth $414 million with a cash option of $247.9 million. Did anyone get lucky and win Saturday night’s jackpot prize?

The lottery drawing was held on Saturday night at 11 p.m. EST. The chosen numbers were 05-06-45-55-59, Powerball 14 and Power Play 3X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot prize, there were two Match 5 winners who won one million dollars in Indiana and Maryland, according to the lottery website.

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Wednesday at 11 p.m. EST. The jackpot is now worth $448 million with a cash option of $271.7 million, according to the Powerball website.

Powerball holds its drawings twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11 p.m. ET, according to the lottery website. The popular lottery games is played across 44 states in the U.S. including Puerto Rico, the Powerball website states.

The last person to win a Powerball prize was a man from Columbia, Maryland, according to a Powerball press release. The man, who remained anonymous, won $50,000 from the February 20 Powerball drawing. The winner, who was given the title the “Columbia Winner” purchased a $4 lucky quick-pick ticket on February 16 the ticket at Giant #111 on Freetown Road in Columbia.

The 73-year-old winner, who is a father of three, said he often plays lottery games like Powerball, Cash4Life, and Mega Millions but has only won small amounts. He told lottery officials he and his wife will use the money to do some traveling.

In other lottery news, a man from New Jersey won the $273 million jackpot from the March 1 Mega Millions drawing. Michael J. Weirsky from Warren County, New Jersey claimed his prize at Lottery Headquarters on Thursday, according to a press release from lottery officials. The winning numbers from the March 1 Mega Millions drawing were 29-33-39-60-66, Megaball 21 and Megaplier 2x, the Mega Millions website states.

During a press conference, Weirsky told lottery officials and reporters that he had purchased the ticket from a QuickCheck near his home and had lost the ticket following his purchase. Luckily, he said a Good Samaritan found the tickets on the counter of the store and gave it back to the clerk. He went back to the store the following day to collect the tickets and won that night, according to the press release.

The Powerball jackpot on Saturday night was worth $414 million with a cash option of $247.9 million.