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Lottery results LIVE – Powerball winning numbers for August 18 with $274MILLION jackpot after MegaMillions on August 17

THE Powerball draw for August 18 is worth $274million and the winning numbers have been revealed.

The winning numbers are 35, 36, 51, 55, 61, and 26 on the red Powerball.

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

And it is not guaranteed that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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

A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

This comes after MegaMillions jackpot numbers for August 17, 2021, were revealed.

The winning numbers for Tuesday night were 3, 6, 16, 38, 56, and 24 on the gold Mega ball.

Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates…

 

  • OTHER BIG MULTISTATE LOTTERY

    The other largest multistate lottery is the Powerball.

    The Powerball jackpot also starts at $20million and takes place shortly after 11pm ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

  • ONE OF TWO BIGGEST LOTTERY JACKPOTS

    MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million with smaller prizes equaling $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.

  • OTHER STATE DISTINCTIONS

    There are some distinctions in certain states.

    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.

  • SOUTH DAKOTA LAW

    In South Dakota, you must be 18 to buy a lottery ticket and 21 to play a video lottery terminal.

  • NORTH DAKOTA LAWS

    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.

  • COMMERCIAL GAMBLING

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

    Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

  • WHAT IS THE LOTTERY LAW IN NEBRASKA?

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

    The minimum age to buy a lottery ticket in Nebraska is 19, and the minimum age to buy charity lotteries and raffles in the state is 18.

  • HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

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

  • HOW DO YOU WIN THE JACKPOT?

    All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.

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

  • SOUTH CAROLINA MAN WON LOTTERY TWICE IN 11 DAYS

    The big winner, who is from Grand Strand, in South Carolina, won a $40,000 prize and then a $3million one in the space of 11 days.

    He had bought both Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets on July 16 and on July 27 from a Murphy USA gas station in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Education Lottery said.

    The winner, who is unnamed, sad: “I couldn’t believe it.

    “My family was shocked when I broke the news.”

    In both cases, he missed the jackpot by just one number. 

  • AUSTRALIA JACKPOT

    It comes as a winner has no idea they are sitting on a fortune after scooping a £43million jackpot in Australia.

    Officials say they have been unable to contact the lucky punter because of incomplete contact information.

    The $80million jackpot is the biggest ever in the state of Victoria and Australia’s third biggest.

    A spokesperson for the lottery said: “Imagine going to bed tonight not knowing you’ve just won $80million?

    “That’s the reality for one Victorian player after scoring division one in tonight’s Powerball draw!” she said.

  • HOW TO CHECK THE WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers of the MegaMillions jackpot come out at 11pm.

    However, you can check recent numbers on the MegaMillions webstie to see if you have a winner.

  • MISSED OUT

    Back in the UK, some unlucky winners missed out on millions after realizing too late.

    Martyn and Kay Tott got the shock of their lives when they realized they’d won £3million back in 2001 – six months after buying the ticket.

    By the time they saw an appeal for the winner to come forward, they couldn’t find the ticket.

  • WORLD RECORD

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

  • CLEANER DAD WON LOTTERY

    A cleaner dad who lost his job during the Covid pandemic has scooped a massive £43million in Australia’s third biggest ever lottery win.

    The struggling Melbourne cleaner has been working odd jobs to make ends meet.

    “I am so excited. I checked my ticket late last night. I couldn’t sleep after that!” the family man, who wants to remain anonymous, told Australian lottery operator The Lott.

    “I lost my job during one of the many lockdowns here in Melbourne. We had only just bought a home and didn’t see it coming.”

    The Aussie had a one in 134million change of guessing the correct numbers in Thursday night’s division one Powerball draw.

    Despite his new fortune, the man remained humble, saying he hopes the money will help make life better for his family.

    He plans to pay off his mortgage and “set our kids up for life”.

  • WHEN DID MEGAMILLIONS LAUNCH?

    The popular game launched in 1996.

  • WHAT WERE THE WINNING NUMBERS ON AUGUST 3?

    The winning numbers were 1, 9, 17, 27, 34, 24 on the gold Mega ball.

    All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.

  • WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS OCCUR?

    The Mega Millions drawing takes place every Tuesday and Friday.

  • PREVIOUS MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS

    Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

    06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
    05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)
    02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
    01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

  • MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS IN 2020

    Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

    $119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
    $22 million — July 31 in California
    $124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
    $410 million — June 9 in Arizona
    $202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

  • WHAT WERE THE WINNING NUMBERS ON AUGUST 13?

    The winning numbers were 17, 21, 35, 40, 53 and 11 on the gold Mega ball.

    The jackpot was $208million.

  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

  • WORLD RECORD JACKPOT

    A world record jackpot of $1.537billion was hit in October of 2018 by one ticket sold in South Carolina.

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