Here are the winning numbers for Powerball’s $ 731 million on Wednesday

Above the video: 5 things you shouldn’t do if you win the lottery, thanks to math and unfortunately, lottery players got another chance to win a giant jackpot on Wednesday night as a $ 731 million Powerball prize was at stake, and the winning numbers were 40, 53 and 60. 68, 69 and Powerball were 22, and Powerball is the fifth-biggest prize ever, and it will come just a day after no one has won the biggest Mega Millions prize, which is now $ 970 million. At the time the lottery prizes exceeded 700 million dollars. The grand prize was the $ 1.58 billion Powerball jackpot that three people won in 2016, and no one has won any of the major jackpots since mid-September, allowing the jackpots to grow steadily for several months. Such a long span without a winner is rare but it also reflects incredibly small winning odds – one out of 292.2 million for Powerball and one out of 302.5 million for Mega Millions. Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carol Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw $ 260 million in sales, covering 36% of all possible number combinations. Prizes listed are for winners who choose the annuity option, and they are payable over a period of 30 years. Most of the winners choose the cash prizes, which will be $ 716.3 million for Mega Millions and $ 546 million for Powerball.These prizes will also be subject to federal taxes, and most states will receive a discount as well. Mega Millions and Powerball are played at 45 plus Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.

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Above the video: 5 things you shouldn’t do if you win the lottery

Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players got another chance to win the jackpot on Wednesday night as a $ 731 million Powerball prize was at stake.

The winning numbers were 40, 53, 60, 68 and 69 and the Powerball was 22.

The Powerball Prize is the fifth largest ever, and it will come just a day after anyone wins the biggest Mega Millions prize, which is now $ 970 million.

It is the first time that the jackpot in the lottery has exceeded $ 700 million. The The biggest prize It was a $ 1.58 billion Powerball prize that was won by three people in 2016.

No one has won any of the major prizes since mid-September, which has allowed the awards to grow steadily for several months. Such a long span without a winner is rare but also reflects incredibly small winning odds – one out of 292.2 million for Powerball and one out of 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carol Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions draw saw sales of $ 260 million, covering 36% of all potential number combinations.

The prizes listed are for winners who choose the annuity option, and are paid out over a period of 30 years. Most of the winners choose the cash prizes, which will be $ 716.3 million for Mega Millions and $ 546 million for Powerball.

These awards will also be subject to federal taxation, and most states will be subject as well.

Both Mega Millions and Powerball are played in 45 states plus Washington, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball is also offered in Puerto Rico.

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