Powerball Winning Numbers for July 9, 2016 Drawing: Jackpot Reaches $288 Million; Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold

A corner store displays a Powerball lottery sign next to its cash register and checkout in Encinitas, California January 8, 2016. The jackpot in the Powerball lottery, already the largest ever payout in North American history, continued to climb, hitting an estimated 0 million on Friday, the operator of the multistate game said. |

UPDATE - July 9, 2016 - 11:00 p.m. ET - Winning numbers for Saturday night are 32, 28, 10, 64, 61 and the powerball is 12. Powerplay is 3x.

Current estimated Powerball jackpot is $288 million, with a cash value of $201.4 million for today's drawing, after it was left untouched since the draw last Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Make sure and bookmark this page and return at 11:00 p.m. ET as we will be posting the winning numbers here real time.

The winning combination for the previous draw was 2-24-31-57-66, Powerball 18 and Powerplay 3x.

Also, no one has claimed the prize for the Match 5 Powerplay option wherein each winner gets to bring home $2 million. For the Match 5 winners claiming $1 million in prize, one ticket from California and another from West Virginia won.

Across the United States, there are a total of 1,011,793 winners for the July 6 draw. The total amount of non-jackpot prizes won is $10,463,200.

Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold

As for the Mega Millions, jackpot prize has been set to $15 million after the previous jackpot prize of $540 million ($381 million cash) has been claimed by a single ticket sold in Indiana after the draw on July 8. This has been so far the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the most largest won on a single Mega Millions ticket.

How the game 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 only be claimed by cash only. There are other, smaller prizes as well. 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 day's draw.

Power Play 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 that opted 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% bigger than the next; made possible through Powerball investments on the remaining winnings.

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