Powerball results LIVE – August 30 winning numbers for $332MILLION jackpot are drawn as Mega Millions hits $306m

MONDAY night's Powerball drawing is likely to change somebody's life as the pot has grown to an estimated $322million.

The drawing took place right after 11pm ET and quickly appeared on the Powerball website.

The winning numbers for the main Powerball drawing on Saturday night were: 12, 22, 26, 46 and 59. The Power Ball drawn was 26 with a Power Play of 2x.

Meanwhile, the next MegaMillions drawing is TOMORROW, August 31, at 11pm ET for an estimated $306million.

Lottery officials announced last week that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays.

Powerball numbers were already previously drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WINNING POWERBALL NUMBERS MONDAY

    The winning Powerball numbers on Monday, August 30, are as follows:

    3 – 15 – 45 – 51 – 61 and Powerball 8.

    The Powerplay was 2x.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN IS THE POWERBALL DRAWING ON MONDAY NIGHT?

    New winning Powerball numbers will be drawn on Monday night.

    The numbers should be picked not long after 11pm.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

    Powerball drawings take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and now Monday.

    August 23 was the first Monday drawing.

    The next numbers will be drawn on Monday evening around 11pm.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING 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, for anyone looking to win in Monday night's drawing.

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

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE POWERBALL?

    A few states do not participate in the Powerball.

    They are:

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
    • Nevada
    • Utah

    WHAT WAS POWERBALL'S WORLD RECORD JACKPOT?

    The Powerball's world record jackpot was for $1.586billion.

    The jackpot was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

    WHAT WERE THE NUMBERS DURING THE POWERBALL DRAWING ON SATURDAY?

    The winning numbers for the main Powerball drawing on Saturday night were: 12, 22, 26, 46, and 59.

    Also, the Power Ball drawn was 26 with a Power Play of 2x.

    The next results will come in on Monday night.

    WHEN IS THE NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING?

    The next MegaMillions drawing is TOMORROW, August 31.

    It will take place just after 11pm ET.

    WHAT IS THE NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT?

    The jackpot for the Powerball drawing occurring on Monday evening is an estimated $332million.

    The cash option is $240million.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING?

      The next Powerball drawing is Monday evening.

      It will take place around 11pm ET.

      Monday, August 23 was the first Monday drawing for the lottery.

    • Jocelyn Cook

      WHERE ARE TICKETS FOR THE NEW DRAWING SOLD?

      Tickets for the new drawing which takes place on Mondays will be available in the same 45 states as the regular drawing.

      Those areas include Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

    • Julia Fields

      WHEN WAS POWERBALL'S WORLD RECORD JACKPOT?

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

    • Julia Fields

      HOW MUCH OF EACH TICKET GOES TO CHARITY?

      Powerball advertises that it donates a percentage of each jackpot to charity.

      While half of the price of a ticket goes towards the prize, 35 percent goes towards charity, and the rest funds the game's operation.

    • Julia Fields

      HOW TO WATCH THE DRAWING

      If you want to tune in to drawings, they will be livestreamed from Powerball.com.

      Some local TV stations are also scheduled to broadcast it.

    • Julia Fields

      WHAT IS POWER PLAY?

      Powerball offers a Power Play option that costs an extra $1.

      "The Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

      "The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing. 

      "The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less. 

      "The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million."

    • Julia Fields

      TIPS TO PREVENT GETTING SCAMMED

      The Mega Millions lists the following tips to prevent begin scammed.

      • "If someone says you have 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, so if you are outside the U.S. and someone using our name tells you that you have won a big prize, it is a scam.
      • If you have caller-ID on your phone, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won. If it is from a foreign country, that is a red flag. Also, be aware that some con artists use technology that allows them to disguise their area code: although it may look like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere in the world."

      HOW TO PLAY POWERBALL

      According to the Powerball website, players must "select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

      "Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

      "The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

      "Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win."

      HOW TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS

      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."

      WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING 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 Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6million and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2million.

      Lottery players have greater odds of becoming president of the US or a Hollywood star, getting killed by a bee, or having conjoined twins.

      WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT ON THE LOTTERY?

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

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

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

      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.

      WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE POWERBALL?

      • Alabama
      • Alaska
      • Hawaii
      • Nevada
      • Utah
      • Julia Fields

        AUGUST 26 NUMBERS

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        WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

        MegaMillions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.

      • Julia Fields

        NEXT MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT

        The next jackpot for the MegaMillions drawing occurring tomorrow is an estimated $306million.

        The cash option equals $221million.

      • Julia Fields

        WHEN IS THE NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING?

        The next MegaMillions drawing is TOMORROW August 31 at 11pm ET.

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