Powerball Winning Numbers at $40M March 27: North Carolina Lottery Winners Claim Huge Powerball Prizes

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Who’s ready to win tonight’s Powerball jackpot? The March 27 Powerball winning numbers may seem like a measly amount compared to last week’s monstrous prize, but at $40,000,000, it’s still millions more than you probably have right now!

Because someone in New Jersey won Saturday’s grand prize, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot was reset to a minimum prize amount of $40,000,000. If you want the entire jackpot, you’ll have to wait 30 years to collect it all, otherwise you can take the one-time cash option of $25,000,000. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for tonight’s drawing, and what will you do with your millions if you win?

Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Powerball results.

North Carolina Powerball Winners Claim Huge Prizes

North Carolina lottery winners are on a roll this month! In addition to all the other March 23 Powerball winners, there was one $1,000,000 North Carolina winner, one $40,000 Power Play winner, and three $10,000 Powerball winners—all in North Carolina!

Janis Greco of Mooresville, collected a $1,000,000 prize earlier this week for a winning Powerball ticket she played in Saturday’s drawing. Greco’s lucky ticket, worth $680,000 after taxes, was purchased at the Food Lion on Williamson Road in Mooresville, North Carolina. She matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, but missed the red Powerball number for one of thirteen second-tier prizes.

The $40,000 ticket was sold at Scotchman on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington. The three $10,000 tickets were purchased at Murphy USA on New Pointe Boulevard in Leland, the JB Express on Randleman Road in Greensboro, and the Market Express on Weddington-Monroe Road in Matthews.

According to lottery officials, the odds of matching five out of six numbers and winning $1,000,000 is 1 in 5,100,000. The odds of matching four out of five numbers and the red Power Ball is 1 in 648,976. What are your odds of winning a Powerball prize tonight?

Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners

The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, March 23 drawing, were 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, and the red Powerball number was 31. There was one Powerball jackpot winner for this drawing. Read the article, Powerball Winning Numbers: $338.3M New Jersey Lottery Winner Scores Huge Jackpot March 23 for more details.

What Time is Tonight’s Powerball Drawing?

The next Powerball drawing on March 27, 2013, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. If no one matches all six lottery numbers tonight, the estimated Powerball jackpot will most likely reach $50,000,000 or more for the next drawing on Saturday, March 30.

See all Donna’s Mega Millions results and Powerball results at Gather.com.

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