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  • 8:31, 22 Aug 2021
  • Updated: 8:31, 22 Aug 2021

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POWERBALL’S huge $290million jackpot may have been won tonight.

The draw, which took place at 11pm on Saturday night, turned up winning numbers of 16, 28, 36, 39 and 59, and the Power Ball drawn was 04 with a Power Play of 2x.

It comes after the winner of the jackpot remains a mystery after the August 20 Mega Millions draw.

Friday night’s winning numbers are: 41, 43, 51, 57 and 70, with 1 as the Mega Ball.

The prize amount reached over $250million ahead of the 11pm ET draw.

Although there was no winner of the $256million jackpot, two lottery players won at least $1million, mLive reports.

Since no player won the grand prize, the next drawing — on August 24 — will have a $270million jackpot.

The MegaMillions website explains the rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

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

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

  • CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

  • HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

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

  • OTHER BIG MULTISTATE LOTTERY

    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.

  • ONE OF TWO BIGGEST LOTTERY JACKPOTS

    MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million with smaller prizes equaling $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.

  •  PREVIOUS MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS

    Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

    06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)

    05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)

    02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)

    01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

  • MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS IN 2020

    Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

    $119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin

    $22 million — July 31 in California

    $124 million — July 24 in New Jersey

    $410 million — June 9 in Arizona

    $202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

  • WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS OCCUR?

    The Mega Millions drawing takes place every Tuesday and Friday.

  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

    Overall, the odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 24.9.

    The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, Powerball.com explains.

  • ABOUT POWERBALL

    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.

  • POWERBALL WORLD RECORD WIN

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

    The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

  • SOUTH CAROLINA MAN WON LOTTERY TWICE IN 11 DAYS

    The big winner, who is from Grand Strand, in South Carolina, won a $40,000 prize and then a $3million one in the space of 11 days.

    He had bought both Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets on July 16 and on July 27 from a Murphy USA gas station in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Education Lottery said.

    The winner, who is unnamed, said: “I couldn’t believe it.

    “My family was shocked when I broke the news.”

    In both cases, he missed the jackpot by just one number.

  • HOW DO YOU WIN THE JACKPOT?

    All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.

    There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

  • RECORD JACKPOT

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

  • WHERE ARE MEGAMILLIONS TICKETS SOLD?

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

  • HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL?

    According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

  • HOW TO CHECK THE WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers of the MegaMillions jackpot come out at 11pm.

    However, you can check recent numbers on the MegaMillions webstie to see if you have a winner.

  • HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS ONLINE

  • LIVE UPDATES

    Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

  • HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS: 4 EASY STEPS

    Lottery.net listed the following steps on its website:

    1. Choose five main numbers between 1 and 70
    2. Choose a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25
    3. Choose whether to play the Megaplier for an additional $1
    4. Purchase tickets before the cut-off time (this varies by state; check with the state lottery for ticket purchase cut-off times)
  • CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

  • POWERBALL WORLD RECORD WIN

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • ODDS OF WINNING POWERBALL

    The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

  • HOW MUCH ARE POWERBALL TICKETS?

    Powerball tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

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