Lottery new winning numbers LIVE results – 10/16/21 Powerball draw with $60m jackpot revealed after Mega Millions draw

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THE winning numbers for Saturday night’s Powerball lottery have been revealed — and could make someone mega-rich instantly, with a huge $60million jackpot on offer.

The Powerball’s website revealed the numbers to be 30, 31, 41, 42 and 48.

The red Powerball was 03.

The Power Play number was 3X.

The top prize in Mega Millions October 15 drawing was a staggering $84million, with players needing to correctly guess all five numbers and the golden Mega Ball to win.

Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.

Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11pm EST.

Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates...

  • HOW MUCH DOES MEGA MILLIONS COST?

    Mega Millions tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.

    A world record jackpot of $1.537billion was hit in October of 2018 by one ticket sold in South Carolina.

  • WILL THE IRS BE NOTIFIED IF YOU WIN?

    The state you won your prize in will be required to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if you won over $600.

  • NEBRASKA LOTTERY RULES

    For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

    The minimum age to buy a lottery ticket in Nebraska is 19, and the minimum age to buy charity lotteries and raffles in the state is 18.

  • OCTOBER 5TH JACKPOT WINNER

    According to the Mega Millions website, “A lucky ticket holder in New York won the big Mega Millions jackpot last week!

    “A single ticket sold in that state matched all six numbers drawn September 21 – the white balls 36, 41, 45, 51 and 56, plus the gold Mega Ball 13 – to win the estimated prize of $432 million ($315 million cash).”

  • HOW TO REPORT LOTTERY SCAMS, CONTINUED

    The Federal Trade Commission has more information on fake lottery and other scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0086-international-lottery-scams.

    To file a complaint or get free information call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

    If you have been the victim of a scam, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s office, or your state police.

  • HOW TO REPORT LOTTERY SCAMS

    If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of a lottery scam.

    Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.

    If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers.

  • WHICH STATES PARTICIPATED IN THE FIRST MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING?

    GeorgiaIllinoisMarylandMassachusettsMichigan and Virginia were the six states to participate in the first ever Mega Millions drawing. The game was called the Big Game at the time.

  • WHICH STATES DON’T HAVE LOTTERIES?

    Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

    Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

  • KIM AS SHONDA

    When Kim Kardashian starred as the SNL host last week, she played Shonda and parodied a Powerball drawing.

  • NEW MONDAY DRAWINGS

    Powerball recently announced that they would add a third weekly drawing to the game on Monday nights.

    The first Monday drawing took place on Monday, August 23.

  • WHEN WAS THE FIRST JACKPOT OF 2021 AWARDED?

    The first jackpot of 2021 was won in Michigan on January 22.

    The jackpot was a whopping $1.050billion–an auspicious start for the new year.

    Less than a month later, a ticket sold in New York won a $96million prize.

    In May and June, jackpots were won in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

    And another New York ticket won a $431million jackpot on September 21.

  • 1969 LOTTERY DRAWING

    Twitter user Chris Mason posted a photo of a lottery drawing from 1969.

  • ARE THERE DIFFERENT AGE REQUIREMENTS IN DIFFERENT STATES?

    Some states have different laws regarding the legal age to play.

    In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present. 

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

  • LOTTERY AGE LIMIT

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the United States.

  • RECORD PRIZE

    On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

    The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.

    The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

  • WHAT WAS THE RECORD POWERBALL JACKPOT?

    Powerball set a world record jackpot of $1.586billion in January 2016.

    The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • LOTTERY WIN HOPES

    As both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots remain in the millions, people on social media continue to share their hopes of winning.

    “I got some lottery tickets today. If I don’t win, it was rigged…” one person wrote.

    “Gonna try and win the lottery tonight,” another person tweeted.

  • EXPERT WEIGHS IN ON LOTTERY SECRET, CONTINUED

    However, Fottrell did did add that they should look into leaving money to charity.

    “Enjoy your good fortune, and your privacy, as long as it lasts. Once the latter is gone, no amount of money will get it back,” Fottrell wrote.

  • EXPERT WEIGHS IN ON LOTTERY SECRET

    Financial advice columnist Quentin Fottrell agreed with a writer’s decision to conceal their winnings from those close to them.

    He said: “I see nothing wrong with living your life the way you want to live it, and resisting the urge to share the news with anyone, even and especially your family.”

  • WINNING POWERBALL NUMBERS FOR OCTOBER 13, 2021

    Wednesday’s winning Powerball numbers were 23, 29, 47, 59, and 60.

    The Powerball number was 15 and the PowerPlay was 2x.

    Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11pm EST.

  • MASSACHUSETTS PLAYER WINS STATE LOTTERY

    A Massachusetts State Lottery player won an extra $25,000 a year for life after winning the lotto on Tuesday, MassLive reported.

    The ticket was won by a Lucky for Life Season ticket holder, and the game announced the win on Twitter.

    Other Massachusetts State Lottery winners this month include several $1 million Powerball winners and a Mass Cash winner that won with a free Mass Cash ticket, MassLive reported.

  • WHAT IS 2BY2?

    The Powerball website describes the game saying, “It’s easy to play. Pick two red numbers between 1 and 26 and two white numbers between 1 and 26, or let the lottery terminal randomly choose your numbers.

    “Each play costs $1.

    “Purchase a multi-draw ticket for seven consecutive draws and qualify for the 2by2 Tuesday feature in which all prizes won on Tuesday automatically double in value!”

  • TWO STATES HAD THEIR FIRST-EVER JACKPOT WINNERS IN 2020, CONTINUED

    The Arizonan winner took home a $414million prize in the June 9 drawing.

    In Wisconsin, a $120million jackpot was won on September 15.

    There were three other jackpots awarded in 2020: two in New Jersey, and one in California.

  • TWO STATES HAD THEIR FIRST-EVER JACKPOT WINNERS IN 2020

    In 2020, two states saw their very first Mega Millions jackpots: Arizona and Wisconsin.

    According to the Mega Millions website, these jackpots came just a few months apart.

  • WHEN DID MEGAMILLIONS LAUNCH?

    The popular lottery game launched 25 years ago in 1996.

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