Steve March 28, 2020
Powerball Drawing For 03/28/20: Saturday Jackpot is $160 Million

The Powerball jackpot for 03/28/20 was $160 million. The Saturday night has been held, and here are the numbers.

  • First Five: 07-40-48-55-66
  • Powerball: 11
  • Power Play: 2x

Saturday night’s 03/28/20 Powerball jackpot was estimated at $160 million, with a cash option of $122.4 million. The jackpot could increase if sales further lottery projections, according to officials.

The winning numbers on Wednesday (03/25/20) for the $150 million Powerball jackpot were: 05-09-27-39-42 with a Powerball of 16. The Power Play was 2x.

There was no grand prize winner on Wednesday, but there were three tickets sold that matched all five white balls, and just missing out on the red Powerball, for the game’s second prize. One of those tickets was sold in Colorado for a $1 million second prize. The other two tickets sold—one each in Georgia and Oregon—purchased the Power Play for an extra $1, making their respective tickets worth $2 million.

Louisiana Power Play Ticket
A Power Play ticket purchased near Lafayette, Louisiana, in February 2020.
Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The last grand prize won was $70 million in the 02/12/20 drawing with a ticket purchased in Michigan.

The previous grand prize winner before that was on 01/29/20. That ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs, Florida, for the $394 million grand prize, which had a cash option of $274.6 million. That 7-Eleven store will receive $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The last grand prize winning ticket before that was sold in California on 11/02/19 for a jackpot of $150 million. The Powerball jackpot rolled over 33 times before the Bonita Springs ticket was purchased on January 29, 2020.

The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size—according to Powerball’s website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots typically start at $40 million, but the recent coronavirus pandemic has led to the minimum jackpot starting at $20 million once the next jackpot is won.

Other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight, or any past winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot is reset at $40 million after a jackpot is won, and one line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information, or to check any potential past numbers.

There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the power play is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout goes for one ball plus the powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the powerball, or three correct numbers and no powerball.

If all five white, numbered balls are chosen but the red powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.

Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot prizes

1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)

Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)

Single ticket sold in Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)

Single ticket sold in Massachusetts

4. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)

Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Iowa and one sold in New York.

5. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)

Single ticket sold in Florida

6. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)

Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Missouri and one sold in Arizona.

7. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)

Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico

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