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Powerball Winning Numbers for August 6, 2016 Drawing: Jackpot for Tonight is $52 Million

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UPDATE - August 7, 2016 - 11:00 p.m. ET - Winning numbers for Saturday night are 20, 33, 36, 47, 52 and the powerball is 12. Power Multiplier is 3x.

The Powerball jackpot for tonight's draw is $52 million with a cash value of $36.5 million. Check this page again at 11:00 p.m. ET as we will be posting the winning numbers here real time.

The winning combination for the draw on August 3 was 9-11-27-66-67, Powerball 2 and Powerplay 3x.

Unfortunately, no one got to win the prize for the Match 5 Powerplay option wherein each winner gets to bring home $2 million in cash prize. However, a ticket sold in North Carolina won the cash prize of $1 million for the other Match 5 Powerplay option.

Across the United States, there is a total of 517,321 winners for the August 3 draw. The total amount of non-jackpot prizes won was $5,476,814.

Mega Millions Jackpot to be Announced Later

It's not yet known how much will be the jackpot prize for Mega Millions. Next drawing will be on Tuesday, August 9. See this link for more information.

Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor announced July 29 the identity of the family in Indiana who won the jackpot prize of almost $540 million ($381 million cash) on July 8. The jackpot has been so far the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the largest won on a single Mega Millions ticket.

How Powerball is Played

Powerball draw occurs every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Five number balls are drawn from a drum with 69 white balls and one ball will be drawn from a drum with 26 red balls.

The jackpot can be claimed either as a cash lump sum or an annuitized prize paid out over 29 years. The second prize will be won by matching five white balls in any order and this can be claimed by cash only. There are other smaller prizes as well for the lottery game. The probability of getting a prize while playing Powerball is 1 in 25.

Tickets are worth $2 each. Ticket sales stop 59 minutes, or earlier (depending on the state) from the scheduled draw.

Powerplay Option

For an additional $1 on top of the $2 ticket, you can increase the original amount of the prizes, excluding the jackpot. For the Match 5+0, a winner who opts for Power Play will get $2 million instead of $1 million. For smaller prizes, Powerball representatives will draw a multiplier – 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x.

Payment Options

A Powerball jackpot winner can choose between annuity or one-time pay option. For annuity, the winner will receive an immediate payment, which is then followed by annual payments for the next 29 years. Each payment is 5 percent bigger than the next; made possible through Powerball investments on the remaining winnings.

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