POWERBALL’S $93million 10/25/21 jackpot were drawn on Monday night ahead of the Mega Million’s lottery on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers were 10, 27, 29, 44 and 58.
The Red Powerball was 24, and the Power Play 2X.
No winner took home the $86million Powerball jackpot from Saturday night’s drawing, raising the stakes for tonight’s drawing.
The winning numbers for the October 23 Powerball drawing were 10, 30, 51, 57, and 63. The Powerball was 20 and the Power Play was 2x.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for October 22 are 09, 14, 26, 29 and 66, and the Mega Ball was 22. The Megaplier was 3X.
Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11pm ET.
Read our lottery live blog below for the latest updates…
WHEN IS THE NEXT LOTTERY DRAWING?
Mega Millions drawings happen Tuesday and Friday nights.
Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Both drawings are held at 11pm EST.
CAN I PURCHASE A MEGA MILLIONS TICKET IN ONE STATE AND REDEEM IT IN ANOTHER?
The simple answer is no.
Mega Millions is sold by individual lotteries, so winning tickets must be redeemed in the state they were purchased in.
However, lotteries usually have a claim-by-mail option for most prizes.
BIGGEST MULTISTATE LOTTERY
MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million with smaller prizes equaling $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.
The other largest multistate lottery is the Powerball.
The Powerball jackpot also starts at $20million and takes place shortly after 11pm ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
THESE STATES DON’T PARTICIPATE IN THE POWERBALL
The following states do not play the Powerball:
$1MILLION POWERBALL TICKET JACKPOT IN NORTH CAROLINA
A winner still has yet to claim their $1million prize, after it was reported that the lucky player scored big.
Winners reportedly have six months to claim lottery winnings.
TEEN BEST FRIENDS WIN $3MILLION
Brandon Thompson and Wyatt Close, both 19, won a $3million scratch-off lottery ticket in Tennessee.
The winning ticket was bought on October 1st, and it was a $30 Jumbo Bucks Ticket.
“I saw those black bold numbers and just started jumping,” said Close in a statement.
“I thought he was going to jump through the roof of the van,” said Thompson.
The teens said they plan on using their winnings to save and invest.
WINNING DOES NOT CURE DEPRESSION
A research study found that while winning a few million dollars does uplift moods, the happiness is generally short lived.
The researchers wrote:
“Eventually, the thrill of winning the lottery will itself wear off. If all things are judged by the extent to which they depart from a baseline of past experience, gradually even the most positive events will cease to have impact as they themselves are absorbed into the new baseline against which further events are judged.”
FLORIDA MAN WINS $1MILLION, SAYS HE’LL SPLURGE ON FLIP-FLOPS
One Florida winner disclosed he is very excited to use some of his $1million winnings to purchase an electric toothbrush.
“I’m just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops,” said Brian Nelson.
Nelson opted for a lump-sum payment of $795,000, after withholdings, according to Florida lottery officials.
FLORIDA MAN WINS $5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE
The Florida Lottery announced on October 20th that Donald Zayas, 66, of Pompano Beach, claimed the top prize from the $5,000 a week scratch-off.
He chose to receive a lump sum payment, which is worth $4,660,000.
LOTTO AMERICA INTRODUCES ALL STAR BONUS
The All Star bonus is a feature of the Lotto America Powerball game.
“For an additional $1 per play, the Lotto America All Star Bonus® can multiply your winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times,” says the Powerball website.
“The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.”
The All Star Bonus does not apply to the Grand Prize, the website adds.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WON POWERBALL?
Check the Powerball website to see if your numbers were drawn.
Your ticket numbers must match all six of the winning numbers in a drawing.
WIN A JACKPOT, SCRUB YOUR SOCIALS
Deleting social media accounts, changing phone numbers, and changing addresses can be a way to protect yourself if you can’t stay anonymous after a lottery win.
Buying a lottery ticket in a state that does not require winners to come forward is perhaps the most effective way to make sure you can conceal your identity.
NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING HAPPENING SOON
Get your tickets ready.
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 11pm ET.
The jackpot is worth an estimated $93million.
FLORIDA WOMAN BECOMES DOUBLE WINNER
Susan Fitton, 64, played the same numbers on both of the Mega Millions tickets she purchased.
While she didn’t match the gold Mega Ball, she did opt to purchase the Megaplier ticket, so she was able to increase her winnings.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?
You would likely have to come forward to claim your prize.
Only 11 states in the US allow lottery winners to remain anonymous.
Some states, like California, forbid anonymity.
REMAINING ANONYMOUS, CONTINUED
Buying a lottery ticket in a state that does not require winners to come forward is another effective way to conceal your identity.
Deleting social media accounts, changing phone numbers, and changing addresses can also be an alternative to remaining anonymous.
REMAINING ANONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY
There are several ways to remain anonymous to claim a lottery prize.
One way is to not tell anyone you scored the jackpot or not change much of your lifestyle to avoid having your identity revealed if you won the lottery.
TWO STATES HAD THEIR FIRST-EVER JACKPOT WINNERS IN 2020
According to the Mega Millions website, these jackpots came just a few months apart.
The Arizonan winner took home a $414million prize in the June 9 drawing.
In Wisconsin, a $120million jackpot was won on September 15.
WHO WAS THE BIGGEST LOTTERY WINNER OF ALL TIME?
In 2013, Gloria C. Mackenzie won a $590million Powerball jackpot.
According to Jacksonville.com, the 84-year-old took home about $278million after taxes.
The Zephyrhills, Florida resident remains the largest individual lottery winner of all time.
The Powerball website explains: “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
“Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play.
“NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.“
ILLINOIS POWERBALL WINNER
Someone in Illinois is $50,000 richer after Saturday’s Powerball drawing.
You could be next if you purchase tickets for tonight’s drawing.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOTTERY TICKETS AND SCRATCH-OFFS?, PART 3
Scratch-off game prices vary depending on the game. Some cost as little as $1 while others can cost upwards of $20.
However, the jackpots and potential winnings vary for both lottery tickets and scratch-off games.
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