Powerball winning numbers drawn. Did you win?

Virginia Carson
October 22, 2018

Powerball holds its drawing Saturday night, with a potential prize of $470 million.

McGaha said he plays the lottery at least once a week and played earlier in the week when the jackpot had soared to almost $670 million.

No one won Friday's drawing, pushing the jackpot from $1 billion to $1.6 billion.

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So, in one single weekend, more than $1 billion will shoot out across America to its very luckiest citizens.

Tickets can be purchased now for the drawing.

If you're itching to play before then, the Powerball drawing will be today. Your chances of winning were more than 1 in 302 million.

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The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA . Lottery fever is running rampant, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as anyone at winning the games.

The most recent Mega Millions jackpot has been building since it was last hit July 24 and a group of 11 co-workers in California shared a $543 million jackpot. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found. Each retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket.

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

The Lottery is also fielding numerous calls from interested lottery players. The estimated jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions draw is a world-record breaking $1.6 billion. Sometimes it takes much longer to get an answer than a couple hours after the drawing, however. Given that the odds are so heavily against you, it's likely not a good investment to buy a ticket.

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