Mega Millions LIVE results – September 3 lottery drawing rises to $323million jackpot tonight

THE MegaMillions jackpot for tonight has risen to $323million and will draw at 11pm ET.

The winning number for Wednesday's Powerball jackpot are 10, 20, 29, 48, and 51 with a 2x Power Play of 17.

The last MegaMillions jackpot was drawn on Tuesday for a $306million prize.

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

Lottery officials announced last week that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays, in addition to Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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    WHERE DOES POWERBALL DRAW FROM?

    Powerball drawings go live from the Florida lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

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    WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

    Powerball breaks down where each percentage of your ticket sale goes.

    • 50% of a ticket sale goes to fund prizes
    • 35% of a ticket sale benefits the good causes supported by lotteries
    • 6% of a ticket sale goes to retailer commissions
    • 9% of a ticket sale goes to operating expenses

    SIX JACKPOTS WON ON FRIDAY THE 13TH

    There have been six MegaMillions jackpots won on Friday the 13th.

    The website shares, "Michigan has been especially lucky on that special day, with four winning jackpots (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014, and one shared with Rhode Island in October 2017).

    "A Friday the 13th jackpot was also won in New York in March 2009 and in Ohio in November 2015."

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      ALL PARTICIPATING STATES HAVE HAD JACKPOT WINNER

      All of the states that participate in the MegaMillions lottery have had a resident win a jackpot.

      This includes 26 jurisdictions: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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      196 JACKPOTS

      There have been 196 jackpots won by MegaMillions winners since its conception.

      These have been won by 221 individual tickets (20 jackpots have been shared by two or more winning tickets).

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      THERE WAS A JACKPOT WINNER IN THE FIRST MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING

      The first MegaMillions drawing took place on May 17, 2002 and resulted in a $28 million winning ticket in Illinois.

      There was a second jackpot winner just one week later – which means there were two jackpot winners within the first three Mega Millions drawings.

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      2020 WINNERS

      Here are the jackpots won by MegaMillion players in 2020:

      • September 15, 2020 – $120 million ($95.4 million cash) won by Adrian Tongson of Racine, Wis.
      • July 31, 2020 – $22 million ($17.9 million cash) won by Douglas Cummings in Mira Loma, Calif.
      • July 24, 2020 – $123 million ($100.1 million cash) won by an anonymous player in Bayonne, N.J.
      • June 9, 2020 – $414 million ($319.9 million cash) won by an anonymous player in Glendale, Ariz.
      • February 11, 2020 – $202 million ($142.6 million cash) won by an anonymous player in Edison, N.J.

      JACKPOTS WON IN 2021

      Here are the MegaMillions jackpots won in 2021:

      • June 8, 2021 – $55 million ($38.0 million cash) won by an anonymous player in Crestwood, Ill.
      • May 21, 2021 – $516 million ($349.3 million cash) won by the Peace of Mind Trust in Pennsylvania.
      • February 16, 2021 – $96 million ($68.5 million cash) won by Leonard and Lorraine Padavan of Blossvale, N.Y.
      • January 22, 2021 – $1.050 billion ($776.6 million cash) won by the Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County, Mich.

      PLAY RESPONSIBLY

      The MegaMillions website warns users to play responsibly saying, "Although most people can play Mega Millions® and other lottery games without ill effects, there are some people for whom gambling of any sort can be addictive and very damaging.

      "Like other addictions, gambling addiction is a treatable disease. 12-step programs have proven to be particularly helpful.

      "All of the Mega Millions member lotteries support and encourage the work of groups like Gamblers Anonymous and the National Council on Problem Gambling to combat gambling addiction and encourage responsible play."

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        WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS OCCUR?

        The MegaMillions lottery draws every Tuesday and Friday.

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        MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT

        The jackpot for the MegaMillions drawing tonight is an estimated $323million.

        The cash option equals $234.9million.

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        NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING

        The next MegaMillions drawing is TONIGHT at 11pm ET.

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        NEW DRAWING

        Powerball added a third weekly drawing on Monday nights this August.

        The first Monday drawing was held on August 23.

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        WHEN DO POWERBALL DRAWINGS OCCUR?

        The Powerball draws every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11pm ET.

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        NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT

        The next jackpot for the Powerball drawing tomorrow is an estimated $367million.

        The cash option equals $265.4million.

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        NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING

        The next Powerball drawing is occurring tomorrow September 4 at 11pm ET.

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        AUGUST 31 NUMBERS

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        CELEBRATING WINS

        Twitter users share their wins of all sizes, even if they only won $15.

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        'YOU GOTTA PLAY EVERY DRAWING'

        One source told the Seattle Times that with the new drawing comes a responsibility to play every time.

        They said, “You can’t skip one drawing to save a few bucks and then have your numbers come up. You’d kill yourself; you’ve gotta play every drawing.”

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        LUCKY WINNER IN GEORGIA

        A Georgia resident won $1million from this week's Powerball!

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        BIG WINNER

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        YESTERDAY'S WINNING NUMBERS

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        HOW TO WIN JACKPOT

        All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.

        There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

        Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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        COMMERCIAL GAMBLING

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

        Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

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        GREATER ODDS

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

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