THE Powerball is worth a whopping $38million for the 10/11/21 jackpot as the winnings for the Mega Millions lottery on October 12 rise to $73million.
The Powerball numbers on Saturday were 12, 17, 30, 45, and 62. The Powerball number was 05 and the PowerPlay was 2x.
Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm EST.
Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.
The MegaMillion numbers on Friday, October 8, were: 21, 24, 36, 40, 70, according to the Mega Millions website. The Gold Mega Ball was 22 and the Megaplier was 5X.
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HOW TO REPORT 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.
HOW TO REPORT 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.
In 2009, Abraham Shakespeare won $30million in a Florida lottery. He was befriended by DeeDee Moore after he won.
Three years after winning, Shakespeare was fatally shot twice in the chest by Moore, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2012.
HOW MUCH 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 per cent goes towards charity, and the rest funds the game’s operation.
IS THERE A LOTTERY AGE REQUIREMENT?
People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the United States.
LOTTO GONE WRONG
Denise Rossi won the California lottery in 1997. She immediately filed for divorce from her husband.
He took her to court two years after finding out she won $1.3million, and the judge awarded him all of what he sued for.
He sued her for not disclosing her winnings in the divorce.
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… Brinkwire Brief News.