Powerball LIVE results – September 4 lottery numbers are drawn with $367m jackpot up for grabs

THE Powerball winning numbers for the draw on Saturday, September 4, have been revealed.

The winning numbers for Friday's Mega Millions are: 32, 35, 40, 52, 54, and1 with a powerplay of 5x.

The jackpot is set at $367million.

The last Power Ball numbers were drawn on Wednesday and were: 10, 20, 29, 48, and 51 with a 2x Power Play of 17.

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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    WHICH STATES DON'T HAVE POWERBALL?

    The following states do not hold a Powerball game:

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
    • Nevada
    • Utah

    WHEN WAS THE FIRST POWERBALL GAME?

    Powerball began in 1992.

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

    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.

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      CAN YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      After getting lucky and winning the lottery, winners are plagued with the task of coming forward and revealing their identities.

      Winners can remain anonymous depending on the state they live in.

      Yet, only 11 states allow lottery winners to maintain their anonymity, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

      Six states also allow people to form a trust to claim prize money anonymously. 

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      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.

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      NEBRASKA LOTTERY RULES

      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.

    • Julia Fields

      CAN YOU REMAIN ANONYMOUS AFTER WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      After getting lucky and winning the lottery, winners are plagued with the task of coming forward and revealing their identities.

      Winners can remain anonymous depending on the state they live in.

      Yet, only 11 states allow lottery winners to maintain their anonymity, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.

      Six states also allow people to form a trust to claim prize money anonymously. 

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      MEGAMILLIONS WON'T ADD ANOTHER WEEKLY DRAWING 

      The other largest multistate lottery plans to remain “on the forefront of consumers’ minds” but doesn’t plan to add more drawings, said Pat McDonald, president of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of the Ohio Lottery.

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      HOW MUCH OF EACH POWERBALL 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, 35percent goes towards charity.

      The rest funds the lottery game's operation.

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      WHERE ARE TICKETS FOR THE NEW DRAWING OFFERED?

      Tickets for the new Powerball drawing which takes place on Mondays will be available in the same 45 states as the regular drawing, including Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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      RULES OF THE NEW DRAWING

      The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.

      The website reads, “Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.

      “All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights.”

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      WHAT IF YOU WIN THE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT?

      If you win the jackpot, you have two options — annuity or cash.

      "The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments," MegaMillions explained. "Each payment is 5percent bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation."

      The cash option is described as a "one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool."

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      WHAT IS THE 'EASY PICK' FUNCTION?

      The MegaMillions website offers a random number generator “Easy Pick” options where they choose the numbers for you.

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      WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK ARE THE DRAWINGS?

      The Powerball draws every Wednesday, Saturday, and now Monday.

      Monday, August 23 was the first Monday drawing.

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      MONDAY NIGHT MEANS 'MORE PRIZES'

      The newly added Monday night drawing could result in bigger prizes, according to the Powerball Product Group.

      The game odds and set cash prizes will remain the same, according to Powerball’s website.

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      ODDS OF WINNING

      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.

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      ODDS OF WINNING

      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.

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      WHICH IS THE LARGEST MULTISTATE LOTTERY?

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

      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.

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      WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS OCCUR?

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

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      WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS TAKE PLACE?

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

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      WINNING NUMBERS

      Tuesday's MegaMillions jackpot was drawn for a $306million prize.

      The winner numbers were 8, 14, 31, 58, and 68. The gold megaball was 15.

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      NO ADDITIONAL MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING

      The other largest multistate lottery plans to remain “on the forefront of consumers’ minds” but doesn’t plan to add more drawings, said Pat McDonald, president of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of the Ohio Lottery.

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      HOW MUCH ARE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOTS?

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

      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.

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      POWER PLAY OPTION

      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.”

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      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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