Lottery results LIVE – Powerball September 1 winning numbers drawn tonight for $345million jackpot after Mega Millions

TONIGHT'S Powerball jackpot is up to $345million and will be drawn just after 11pm ET.

Tuesday's MegaMillions jackpot was drawn yesterday for a $306million prize.

The winner numbers were 8, 14, 31, 58, and 68. The gold megaball was 15.

And the next MegaMillions drawing will take place on Friday, September 3.

The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing from August 30 were: 03, 15, 45, 51 and 61. The Power Ball drawn was 08 with a Power Play of 2x.

Lottery officials announced last week that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays.

Powerball numbers were already previously drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest news and updates...

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    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.

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    WHAT IF YOU WIN THE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT?

    If you win the jackpot, you have two options — annuity or cash.

    "The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments," MegaMillions explained. "Each payment is 5percent bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation."

    The cash option is described as a "one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool."

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    LAST NIGHT'S WINNING NUMBERS

    Here are last night's winning numbers as well as some that have not been seen drawn for the last 50 drawings!

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    WINNING IN WISCONSIN

    There is a new millionaire in Wisconsin thanks to the Megaplier bonus!

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    TEXAS WINNER

    A lucky ticket holder in Texas just won one million dollars in last night's drawing.

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    WHEN DO MEGAMILLION DRAWINGS OCCUR?

    MegaMillions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday.

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    NEXT MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT

    The next MegaMillions jackpot for the drawing on Friday September 3 is an estimated $323million.

    The cash option equals $234.9million.

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    WHEN IS THE NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING?

    The next MegaMillions drawing will take place on Friday September 3 at 11pm ET.

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    MEGAMILLIONS NUMBERS

    The winning numbers for the MegaMillions jackpot for last night August 31 are 8, 14, 31, 58, 68 with a 3x Megaplier of 15.

    The jackpot was an estimated $306million.

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    WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

    Powerball drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

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    WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing from August 30 were: 03, 15, 45, 51 and 61. The Power Ball drawn was 08 with a Power Play of 2x.

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    NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT

    The jackpot for the Powerball drawing tonight is an estimated $345million.

    The cash option equals $249.5.

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    WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING?

    The next Powerball drawing is TONIGHT at 11pm ET.

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    RULES OF THE NEW DRAWING

    The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.

    The website reads, “Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.

    “All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights.”

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    WHEN ARE POWERBALL DRAWINGS?

    Powerball drawings occur every Wednesday, Saturday, and now Monday.

    Monday, August 23 was the first Monday drawing for the lottery.

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    MEGAMILLIONS WON’T ADD ANOTHER WEEKLY DRAWING 

    The other largest multistate lottery plans to remain “on the forefront of consumers’ minds” but doesn’t plan to add more drawings, said Pat McDonald, president of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of the Ohio Lottery.

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    WHAT IS POWER PLAY?

    Powerball offers a Power Play option that costs an extra $1.

    “The Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

    “The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing. 

    “The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. 

    “The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million.”

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    WHAT WERE LAST NIGHT'S WINNING NUMBERS?

    The winning MegaMillions numbers for Tuesday, August 31, were 8, 14, 31, 58, and 68. The gold megaball was 15.

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    HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL

    According to the Powerball website, players must “select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

    “Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

    “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

    “Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win.”

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    DIFFERENT WAYS TO WIN A PRIZE IN MEGAMILLIONS

    MegaMillions created a chart explaining the nine ways players can win a prize.

    The different ways range from winning the jackpot down to $2.

    Credit: MegaMillions

     

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    WHAT IF YOU WIN THE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT?

    If you win the jackpot, you have two options — annuity or cash.

    "The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments," MegaMillions explained. "Each payment is 5percent bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation."

    The cash option is described as a "one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool."

  • Danielle Cinone

    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.

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    MORE WAYS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS

    Experts advise setting up an LLC or trust to make large purchases without revealing your identity. 

    Getting a lawyer and financial advisor is important in ensuring privacy and managing funds for lottery winners.

    Some also wear a disguise to claim their hefty checks and do press conferences, a tactic that is legal depending on the state you reside in.

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    HOW CAN YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

    There are various ways to remain anonymous to claim a lottery prize.

    Buying a lottery ticket in a state that does not require winners to come forward is an effective way to conceal your identity. 

    Another way is to not tell anyone you scored the jackpot or change much of your lifestyle to avoid having your identity revealed.

    Deleting social media accounts, changing phone numbers, and addresses can also be an alternative to remaining anonymous.

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    TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING SCAMMED

    The Mega Millions lists the following tips to prevent begin scammed.

    • “If someone says you have won a lottery that you have never played, be suspicious. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.
    • If you are in a jurisdiction that is outside the market area of the lottery or game mentioned as the source of the ‘prize,’ then it is a scam. Real lotteries do not hold ‘international’ sweepstakes, contests or awards for people who live outside their market area. Mega Millions, for example, is played only in the United States, so if you are outside the U.S. and someone using our name tells you that you have won a big prize, it is a scam.
    • If you have caller-ID on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won. If it is from a foreign country, that is a red flag. Also, be aware that some con artists use technology that allows them to disguise their area code: although it may look like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere in the world.”

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