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May 7 2022 Powerball winning numbers drawn TONIGHT ahead of 05/10/22 Mega Millions $86million game

ONE lucky winner could take home a huge prize after Saturday’s Powerball drawing.

The Powerball jackpot was estimated to be $51million, with a cash value of $30.5million.

The winning numbers in Saturday’s Powerball draw are 5, 28, 6, 67, and 4 with Powerball 10 and Power Play 2X.

Powerball drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

This comes after Friday’s winning Mega Millions numbers which were 16, 21, 33, 52, and 70 with Mega Ball 10 and Megaplier 2X.

Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest results and winning numbers…

  • higher odds

    You are more likely to experience any of these than you are to win the lottery:

    • Getting struck by lightning: 1 in 1.1million
    • Contracting Ebola in the US: 1 in 13.3 million
    • Becoming US President: 1 in 10 million
    • Dying from an asteroid striking the earth: 1 in 74.8million
  • Financial advice for winners

    Lottery officials strongly encourage winners of large prizes to get professional financial advice.

    Mega Millions said on its website that the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a variety of financial planning tools and can help find a personal financial specialist.

  • Taxes on Powerball winnings

    If you take home the lump sum prize after winning the Powerball jackpot, you will immediately fall into the highest tax bracket, according to TurboTax.

    This means you’ll likely owe the IRS at least 37 percent in taxes as of 2021.

    So, a $1.5billion jackpot is really worth about $930million if you choose to take the lump sum payout.

  • Fortune cookie payment

    In March 2005, over 110 second-prize winners were awarded a Powerball payout.

    They split a jackpot worth $19.4million.

    Known as the “fortune cookie payout,” 21 of the winners were given $500,000, and 89 each received $100,000.

  • Winning as a teen

    The two youngest winners in the US were both 19.

    Jonathan “Jay” Vargas won $35.5million in a Powerball jackpot.

    He started an all-female wrestling TV show called Wrestlicious, which was canceled after one season, according to Metro.

    Due to this, he doesn’t have much of his fortune left.

    Frederick Walker won $2 million at age 19 on the Powerball, too.

  • unlucky states

    Surprisingly, Maine, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming have yet to sell a winning lottery ticket for either the Powerball or Mega Millions games.

  • Florida has the biggest jackpot winners in history

    Melbourne Beach couple, Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt shared the biggest jackpot of any kind in US history, according to Play USA Lotteries, dividing the $1.58 billion prize with winners from California and Tennessee.

    A winning ticket worth $16million that was sold in Tampa is one of only five unclaimed Powerball tickets, USA Today reported.

  • Proving a point

    Glenda Blackwell, of North Carolina, bought a scratch-off ticket in 2016 to provide her husband that buying lottery tickets is a waste of money.

    Instead, she accidentally won $1million, according to NPR.

  • Largest Mega Millions jackpots

    One ticket sold in South Carolina won the biggest Mega Millions prize, $1.537billion, on October 23, 2018.

    This award, the world’s highest for a single set of numbers, was the second-largest lottery payment ever, trailing only Powerball’s $1.586billion jackpot won by several tickets on January 13, 2016.

    On March 5, 2019, a record Mega Millions jackpot was claimed, with the winner opting to remain anonymous under South Carolina law.

  • When is the next lottery drawing?

    Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

    Mega Millions drawings happen Tuesday and Friday nights.

    Both drawings are held at 11pm EST.

  • Gambling addiction resources

    The Powerball website provides information and resources about the dangers of gambling addiction.

    “For some people gambling can become a problem. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are a number of helpful resources listed below,” it reads.

    National Council on Problem Gambling
    24 Hour Confidential National Helpline
    call: 1-800-522-4700
    Chat: ncpgambling.org/chat
    Text: 1-800-522-4700
    Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators
    www.apgsa.org

  • Mega Millions history of jackpots

    Mega Millions has awarded 23 jackpots of more than $300million, according to the game website.

    That includes the Mega Millions record of $1.537billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

  • Winners go bankrupt

    An estimated 70 percent of lottery winners spend all of their winnings quickly.

    They end up losing the rest of their money within seven years of winning the jackpot.

  • Sign your winning lottery ticket

    Anyone who signs a winning ticket and presents photo ID can claim their prize.

    Signing your ticket will prevent anyone from falsely claiming your ticket as theirs.

  • Reporting lottery scams, continued

    The Federal Trade Commission has more information on fake lottery and other scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0086-international-lottery-scams.

    To file a complaint or get free information call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

    If you have been the victim of a scam, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s office or your state police.

  • Reporting lottery scams

    If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of a lottery scam.

    Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.

    If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers.

  • Winning Powerball numbers

    The winning numbers in Saturday’s Powerball draw are 5, 28, 6, 67, and 4 with Powerball 10 and Power Play 2X.

  • Avoiding scams, part three

    Finally, be wary that someone may be using the lottery’s name without permission or the lottery’s knowledge.

    • Never give out personal information or send money unless you verify the company’s or solicitor’s legitimacy.
    • If someone offers to wire “winnings” directly to your bank account, do not give them your bank account information.
    • If you are told you can “verify” a prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of the scam. Instead of calling, look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.
    • If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately. If you engage, your name and contact information could end up on a list shared with other scammers.
  • Avoiding scams, part two

    The lottery went on to say if you have caller-ID, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won.

    If the call is from a foreign country, that is a red flag, among others:

    • Some con artists use technology to disguise their area code so even if it looks like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere.
    • Be suspicious if an e-mail contains misspellings or poor grammar, or if the person on the phone uses poor English.
    • If you are told that you need to keep your “win” confidential, be suspicious.
    • No real lottery tells winners to put up their own money to collect a prize they already won. If you are asked to pay any kind of fee to collect your winnings, you haven’t won.
  • Tips to avoid being scammed

    The lottery provides a series of pointers that aim to help players avoid getting scammed.

    • If someone says you won a lottery that you have never played, be suspicious. You can’t win a legitimate lottery if you didn’t buy a ticket.
    • If you are in a jurisdiction that is outside the market area of ​​the lottery or game mentioned as the source of the “prize,” then it is a scam.
    • Real lotteries do not hold “international” sweepstakes, contests or awards for people who live outside their market area. Mega Millions, for example, is played only in the United States.
  • Be wary of lottery scams

    If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of a lottery scam.

    Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.

    If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers.

  • Winning on the road

    A couple was traveling across the US in September and decided to buy a couple of lottery tickets in each state they visited.

    They were traveling through Virginia, their 11th state on the journey when they stopped in Christiansburg and bought a Powerball ticket.

    They matched the first five numbers in the September 27 drawing and had spent an extra dollar for Power Play.

    The winning numbers and Power Play earned them a $2million prize, the Powerball lottery reported.

  • Where is Mega Millions filmed?

    Drawings are held at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday and Friday at 11pm Eastern Time.

  • Where is Powerball filmed?

    Powerball drawings are filmed every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee using mechanical machines and ball sets.

  • Where is the 2by2 available?

    2by2 is available in Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

    Daily drawings are held Monday through Sunday.

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