Lotto Fever is in Full Swing as May 1, 2013 POWERBALL® Jackpot Hits $165 Million; results numbers

The Winning Numbers Have Been Drawn For May 1, 2013:

  • 22
  • 26
  • 31
  • 54
  • 55
  • POWERBALL - 18

The POWERBALL jackpot is on a roll! In fact, no one has hit the multi-state lottery game since March 30th, which means tonight’s jackpot is worth a staggering $165 million!
The estimated cash option for tonight’s draw is $107.7 million. The California retailer who sells the jackpot-winning ticket will receive a bonus of $825,000. For reference, the largest POWERBALL jackpot ever won was $587.5 million on November 28, 2012, with a cash option of $384.7 million.

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POWERBALL is a multistate game, played in California and 44 other jurisdictions (42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Players pick five numbers from 1 to 59 plus a Powerball number from 1 to 35. Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. PST. Tickets sales are suspended from 7:00 PM to 7:05 PM the day of the draw. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s POWERBALL site for more information.
Not to be outdone, Friday night’s MEGA Millions jackpot has grown to a whopping $126 million! The cash value of the jackpot is an estimated $95.8 million.
As jackpots rise, the California Lottery would like to remind players that gambling should be fun. Borrowing money to play, spending above a person’s budget or using money intended for other purposes can ultimately lead to significant problems for players and their families. If a player recognizes that they have a gambling problem or if they know someone who may have a problem, the Lottery recommends calling the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-GAMBLER.
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. Jackpot winners have a full year to claim their prize.

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