Powerball lottery results LIVE – Winning numbers are drawn for $304million jackpot on August 25

TONIGHT'S Powerball numbers were drawn at 11pm ET for a jackpot of $304million with a $222.2million cash option.

The winning numbers for the $270million Mega Millions lottery jackpot were drawn on Tuesday night after the Powerball unveiled its first Monday drawing.

The lucky potential winners for the Tuesday, August 24, Mega Millions drawing must compare their numbers to the winning numbers, which dropped just after 11pm Tuesday night.

The new Mega Millions numbers come after a "technical issue" on Monday night that delayed the results of the Powerball for more than an hour.

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

Powerball numbers are already drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

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    LIVESTREAM THE DRAWING

    If you want to tune in to drawings, they will be livestreamed from Powerball.com.

    Some local TV stations are also scheduled to broadcast it.

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    POWERBALL NUMBERS DRAWN

    Tonight's Powerball numbers are 27, 39, 54, 56, 59, and Powerball 24.

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    WHAT ARE THE RULES OF POWERBALL?

    All players must match all five white balls and the red Powerball in order to win the jackpot.

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

    Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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    MONDAY DRAWING BRINGS BIGGER PRIZES

    The newly added Monday night drawing could result in bigger prizes, according to the Powerball Product Group.

    The game odds and set cash prizes will remain the same, according to Powerball’s website.

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    SOME STATES ALLOW WINNERS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS

    Only 11 states allow lottery winners to maintain their anonymity, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

    Six states also allow people to form a trust to claim prize money anonymously. 

    On the other hand, states like California entirely forbid lottery winners to remain anonymous.

    It is advised to read your state’s regulations regarding lottery winnings before playing for cash.

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    NEW DRAWING TO BRING LARGER JACKPOTS

    May Scheve Reardon, the Missouri Lottery executive director and current leader of Powerball, said the additional lottery is to ensure consistently larger jackpots.

    “Jackpot fatigue is real and by increasing the days of the draws we’ll be able to grow bigger jackpots faster and get more people interested in the game and turn over more money to our beneficiaries,” Reardon said.

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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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    NEW DOUBLEPLAY OPTION

    Double Play will be available in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington, according to Powerball’s website.

    Double Play is the game’s newest feature, and costs an additional $1.

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    JACKPOT HOLDS $304MILLION TONIGHT

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    STATES WITH NO POWERBALL

    The following states do not hold a Powerball game:

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
    • Nevada
    • Utah

    DIFFERENT AGE LIMITS FOR DIFFERENT STATES

    Some states have different laws regarding the legal age to play.

    In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present. 

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

    ADDITIONAL DRAWING NIGHT ADDED

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

    Now, the Powerball also draws on Mondays, a new third night.

    HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

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

    CAN YOU REMAIN ANNONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

    After getting lucky and winning the lottery, winners are plagued with the task of coming forward and revealing their identities.

    Winners can remain anonymous depending on the state they live in.

    Yet, only 11 states allow lottery winners to maintain their anonymity, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

    Six states also allow people to form a trust to claim prize money anonymously. 

    On the other hand, states like California entirely forbid lottery winners to remain anonymous.

    It is advised to read your state’s regulations regarding lottery winnings before playing for cash.

    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE LOTTERY?

    The odds of hitting all six lottery numbers are one in 13,983,816.

    According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6million and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

    Lottery players have greater odds of becoming president of the US or a Hollywood star, getting killed by a bee, or having conjoined twins.

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      CAN NON-US CITIZENS PLAY?

      According to Powerball's website, the lottery is also open to non-US citizens.

      Residents of states in which Powerball is not offered are also open to purchase a ticket in a state where it is available.

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      FIRST MONDAY DRAWING

      August 23 was the first time a drawing took place on Monday.

      The Lottery Association added the new drawing to the regular schedule of Wednesday and Saturday night drawings.

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      WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT ON THE LOTTERY?

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

      For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

      Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

      North Dakota "is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos," the survey reports.

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      CONSISTENTLY LARGER PRIZES

      May Scheve Reardon, the Missouri Lottery executive director and current leader of Powerball, said the additional lottery is to ensure conssitently larger jackpots.

      “Jackpot fatigue is real and by increasing the days of the draws we’ll be able to grow bigger jackpots faster and get more people interested in the game and turn over more money to our beneficiaries,” Reardon said.

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      LUCKY WINNERS IN GEORGIA

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      IOWA WINNER

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      WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

      The Powerball draws every Wednesday, Saturday, and now Monday.

      Monday, August 23 was the first Monday drawing.

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      NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT

      The Powerball jackpot for today's drawing is an estimated $304million.

      The cash option is $222.2million.

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      WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING?

      The next Powerball drawing is TODAY August 25.

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      NEXT MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT

      The MegaMillions jackpot for the next drawing on August 27 is an estimated $288million.

      The cash option is $208.9million.

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