Powerball winning numbers LIVE – Tonight's 9/11/2021 drawing jackpot hits $409MILLION after Mega Millions numbers drawn

POWERBALL winnings have hit a massive new jackpot of $409million ahead of the Saturday drawing.

The winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball drawing at $388million were 09, 22, 41, 47, 61, and 21 with a powerplay of 2x.

Power Ball lottery officials announced in August that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays, in addition to Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mega Millions numbers are drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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

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    OFFICIAL MEGAMILLIONS RULES

    According to the MegaMillions website, “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick."

    "You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.”

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    WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

    Powerball drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

    The numbers are drawn at 11pm ET.

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    HOW MANY MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS HAVE THERE BEEN?

    There have been 196 jackpots won by Mega Millions winners since it began.

    These have been won by 221 individual tickets, and 20 jackpots have been shared by two or more winning tickets.

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    MEGA MILLIONS WON’T ADD ANOTHER WEEKLY DRAWING 

    One of the largest multistate lotteries plans to remain “on the forefront of consumers’ minds," said Pat McDonald, president of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of the Ohio Lottery.

    But there aren't plans to add another weekly drawing.

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    PEOPLE HOPE TO WIN THE LOTTERY ON TWITTER

    Social media users talked about winning the lottery on Twitter on Friday night, right around when the new Mega Millions numbers were announced.

    "I’d like to win the lottery just saying would be pretty nice lol," one person wrote.

    "Lord please let me win the lottery this weekend, I’m so ready," another person said.

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    HOW MANY MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS HAVE BEEN WON ON FRIDAY THE 13TH?

    There have been six MegaMillions jackpots won on Friday the 13th.

    The Mega Millions website shares, “Michigan has been especially lucky on that special day, with four winning jackpots (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014, and one shared with Rhode Island in October 2017)."

    “A Friday the 13th jackpot was also won in New York in March 2009 and in Ohio in November 2015.”

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    WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL GAME?

    The next Powerball game is on Saturday.

    The jackpot for the Powerball drawing on September 11 is an estimated $409million.

    The cash option equals $295.7million.

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    WHAT WERE THE MEGA MILLIONS NUMBERS ON SEPTEMBER 10?

    Mega Millions announced new numbers just after 11pm ET on Friday evening.

    The new numbers are 20-32-35-47-64 with a Mega Ball number of 18.

    There was also a Megaplier of 2X.

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    WHEN IS THE NEXT MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING?

    The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Tuesday night.

    MegaMillions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday night.

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    WHAT WAS THE ESTIMATED JACKPOT ON FRIDAY NIGHT?

    The estimated Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night was $368million.

    If a winner picks the cash option, they'd be awarded $263.7 million.

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    WHEN WAS THE FRIDAY NIGHT DRAWING?

    Mega Millions picked new numbers on Friday evening.

    The new numbers were chosen just after 11pm ET.

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    HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO WIN 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 Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

    Meanwhile, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6million.

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    HOW MUCH ARE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOTS?

    MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million.

    Smaller prizes equal $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.

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    MEGA MILLIONS WEBSITE WARNS AGAINST 'GAMBLING ADDICTION'

    The MegaMillions website warns users to play responsibly, saying, “Although most people can play Mega Millions® and other lottery games without ill effects, there are some people for whom gambling of any sort can be addictive and very damaging."

    “Like other addictions, gambling addiction is a treatable disease. 12-step programs have proven to be particularly helpful."

    “All of the Mega Millions member lotteries support and encourage the work of groups like Gamblers Anonymous and the National Council on Problem Gambling to combat gambling addiction and encourage responsible play.”

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    FRIDAY NIGHT MEGA MILLIONS NUMBERS

    Mega Millions announced new numbers just after 11pm ET on Friday evening.

    The new numbers are 20-32-35-47-64.

    The Mega Ball number is 18.

    There was also a Megaplier of 2X.

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    NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT

    The jackpot for the Powerball drawing on September 11 is an estimated $409million.

    The cash option equals $295.7million.

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    FIRST MONDAY POWERBALL DRAWING

    Powerball announced in August that they would add a third weekly drawing on Mondays.

    The first Monday drawing took place on August 23.

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    WHAT IS THE MEGAPLIER?

    The Megaplier is designed to “increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times; it costs an additional $1 per play," according to the Mega Millions website.

    “Before each Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday and Friday nights, the Megaplier is drawn."

    “From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X. This mix results in the following odds for each of the Megaplier numbers and their associated prize values.”

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    WHAT IS THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT ON SEPTEMBER 10?

    The Mega Millions jackpot is $368million.

    If a winner picks the cash option, they'd be awarded $263.7 million.

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    WHAT IS THE 'EASY PICK' FUNCTION?

    The MegaMillions website offers a random number generator “Easy Pick” option.

    Using that option, the site chooses the numbers for you.

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    WHEN WAS THE FIRST POWERBALL GAME?

    Powerball began in 1992.

    The world record jackpot for the lottery game was set in January of 2016 for $1.586 billion.

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    'GOTTA PLAY EVERY DRAWING'

    A source told the Seattle Times that with the new drawing comes a responsibility to play every time.

    "You can’t skip one drawing to save a few bucks and then have your numbers come up. You’d kill yourself; you’ve gotta play every drawing," they said.

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    MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT GROWS

    Missouri Lottery reported on Friday that the Mega Millions jackpot grew.

    "The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $368 million for the Friday, Sept. 10 drawing! #PlayResponsibly," the lottery's Twitter account shared on Friday afternoon.

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    WHAT WERE TUESDAY'S MEGA MILLIONS NUMBERS?

    The numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot of $345million were 15, 17, 25, 32, 53 and 12 on the gold Mega ball.

    The Megaplier was 3x.

    The next drawing is TONIGHT around 11pm ET.

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    WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

    MegaMillions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday night.

    The drawings occur at 11pm ET.

    The next one is TONIGHT around that time.

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