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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

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.

Mega Millions Winning Numbers For August 18; Jackpot Hits $40 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot grows again.

For Tuesday, August 18, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot grows to $40 million. And, for those interested in the cash option, it is $31.7 million.

On Friday, August 14, the Mega Millions winning numbers were 3 – 24 – 29 – 42 – 47 and a megaball of 13. Additionally, if you played the $1 Megaplier option, it was 2X.

Interestingly enough, no one matched five whiteballs. Nationwide, 19 total winners matched four white balls plus the gold megaball. Out of the 19, 2 of the tickets were PA winners. These tickets were worth $10,000 each.

Historic PA Mega Millions jackpot winners

Just because no one hit the big Mega Millions jackpot or matched 5 white balls this past drawing to become millionaires, doesn’t mean that PA doesn’t have its share of jackpot winners.

In fact, the Keystone State holds title to two big Mega Millions jackpot winners:

  • Steve Peloquin bought a winning ticket for the July 21, 2015 drawing at the Penn 80/Flying J Travel Plaza in Milton, Northumberland County. The cash value was an incredible $91.8 million.
  • Carl Szott of Pittsburgh technically holds title as PA’s first jackpot winner. (Peloquin is actually considered a Virginia resident.) On May 20, 2014, Szott won $86.7 million by purchasing his life-changing ticket at White Oak Gas and Grocery in Allegheny County.

Try buying Mega Millions tickets online in PA

But, there’s more. As of January 2020, you no longer need to head into a physical lottery retailer to buy Mega Millions tickets.

Why not try buying tonight’s tickets online? As an incentive for new PA Lottery players, receive $20 in welcome bonus money plus a matched deposit bonus up to $250.

Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, August 18

Mega Millions drawings occur each Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. Winning numbers are posted after each drawing below.

Winning numbers: 4 – 18 – 26 – 27 – 58 Megaball: 23

Megaplier: 4X

As a reminder, make sure you are playing responsibly.

For Tuesday, August 18, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot grows to $40 million. Find the winning Mega Millions numbers here after the drawing. ]]>