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

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ONE lucky winner could win a huge prize after Saturday’s Powerball draw.

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

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

Powerball drawings take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

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

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

  • Winning the lottery does not cure depression

    A study cited by The Cut found that while earning a few million dollars improves mood, happiness is usually short-lived.

    “Eventually, the thrill of winning the lottery will wear off on its own,” researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Massachusetts found.

    “If all things are judged by the extent to which they deviate from a baseline of past experience, even the most positive events will gradually cease to have an impact as they themselves become absorbed into the new baseline against which other events are judged”. the researchers shared.

  • The Strategy of a Mega Millions Winner

    A Michigan man won $2 million in November after matching five white balls and selecting the Megaplier in a Mega Millions draw.

    He said he played the game every week, always selecting the same set of numbers for years.

    The consistency paid off when he checked the winning numbers online.

    “I thought, ‘Wait a minute, these numbers are familiar,'” he told WDIV.

    “When I realized what I had won, I called my wife to come and see the ticket. We were both in shock, and it still hasn’t made sense yet!

  • Mega Millions revenue

    According to CBS News, approximately 60% of Mega Millions sales are returned to players in the form of rewards.

    The balance is shared between retailers, marketing and operations, as well as the 46 jurisdictions that offer the game.

    Revenues from various lotteries are used in various ways.

  • Can non-US citizens play Powerball?

    According to the Powerball website, the lottery is also open to non-US citizens.

    Residents of states where Powerball is not offered may purchase a ticket in any state where it is available.

  • New night, new rules

    The Powerball website describes the rules for the new Monday draw and the new Double Play feature.

    The website states, “Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1-69 and one Powerball number from 1-26. will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball draw.

    “All 48 U.S. lotteries will be selling tickets for the Powerball draw on Monday nights.”

  • What are the Powerball rules?

    The Powerball website explains, “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.”

    Players select five numbers from 1-69 and one Powerball number from 1-26.

    “Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play.”

    “NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is still $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.”

  • Higher odds

    You are more likely to experience one of these situations than to win the lottery:

    • Being struck by lightning: 1 in 1.1 million
    • Contract Ebola in the United States: 1 in 13.3 million
    • Become president of the United States: 1 in 10 million
    • Die from an asteroid hitting Earth: 1 in 74.8 million
  • Financial tips for winners

    Lottery officials strongly encourage jackpot winners to seek 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 win the lump sum prize after winning the Powerball jackpot, you will immediately fall into the highest tax bracket, according to TurboTax.

    This means you will likely owe at least 37% in taxes to the IRS starting in 2021.

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

  • Fortune cookie payout

    In March 2005, more than 110 second prize winners received Powerball payouts.

    They shared a jackpot worth $19.4 million.

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

  • Winning as a teenager

    The two youngest winners in the United States were both 19 years old.

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

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

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

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

  • unlucky states

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

  • Florida has the biggest jackpot winners in history

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

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

  • Prove a point

    Glenda Blackwell from North Carolina bought a scratch ticket in 2016 to prove to her husband that buying lottery tickets is a waste of money.

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

  • Biggest Mega Millions Jackpots

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

    The prize, the highest in the world for a single set of numbers, was the second-largest lottery payout ever, after Powerball’s $1.586 billion multi-ticket jackpot on January 13, 2016.

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

  • When is the next draw?

    Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings.

    Both draws take place at 11 p.m. EST.

  • Gambling Addiction Resources

    The Powerball website provides information and resources on 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.

    National Problem Gambling Council
    National confidential 24-hour helpline
    Call: 1-800-522-4700
    Discuss: 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 over $300 million, according to the game’s website.

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

  • The winners go bankrupt

    It is estimated that 70% of lottery winners spend all 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 is theirs.

  • Reporting Lottery Scams, Continued

    The Federal Trade Commission has more information on bogus lotteries 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 scammed, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s office or your state police.

  • Report lottery scams

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

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

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

  • Winning Powerball Numbers

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

  • Avoiding scams, part three

    Finally, beware that someone can use the name of the lottery without permission or knowledge of the lottery.

    • Never give out personal information or send money without verifying the legitimacy of the company or lawyer.
    • If someone offers to transfer “winnings” directly to your bank account, do not give them your bank details.
    • If you are told that you can “verify” a prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of the scam. Instead of calling, research the name of the lottery or organization for yourself to find out their real contact details.
    • If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately. If you opt in, 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 that if you have caller ID, check the area code when someone calls to tell you you’ve won.

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

    • Some scammers use technology to hide their area code, so even if it looks like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere.
    • Be suspicious if an email contains spelling or grammatical errors, or if the person on the phone uses poor English.
    • If you’re told you need to keep your “winning” confidential, beware.
    • No real lottery tells winners to put in their own money to collect a prize they’ve already won. If you are asked to pay any type of fee to collect your winnings, you have not won.

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