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Winning Powerball Numbers For Aug. 16, 2017: $430 Million Jackpot

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2017, are worth well over $400 million. See the winning numbers here.

By Mike Carraggi , Patch Staff
Aug 16, 2017 3:14 p m ET | Updated Aug 16, 2017 11:21 p m ET

The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball are worth $430 million. And we’ve got them here: 9 15 43 60 64 with a Powerball of 4. The numbers were drawn Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at 11 p.m. The jackpot was at its ninth-highest total in history. The cash payout is $273.4 million.

Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing was the 19th since the jackpot was hit on June 10. That jackpot was $447.8, and the winning ticket was sold in California. The Powerball jackpot has a ways to go to threaten the all-time record of $1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016. Winning tickets were sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

If Wednesday night wasn’t your night, the Massachusetts Lottery website has a feature where you can enter a zip code and it provides you with all surrounding Powerball ticket-selling locations. Click here to check that out and try your luck next time.

But let’s say you did win tonight. Congratulations. If you take the $273,000,000 million payout, you’ll still need to pay federal taxes, which is $68,350,000, according to USAMega. Then come state taxes, which run you $13,670,000. That leaves you with $191,380,000. We’re not complaining.

A massive Mega Millions drawing last week produced a winner. That jackpot was worth $393 million, and paid out a cash option of $246.5 million. The winning ticket for Mega Millions was sold in Palos Heights, Illinois.

Your odds of winning Mega Millions are slightly better than Powerball, at one in 259 million compared with one in 292 million. Powerball tickets are $2 a pop, and Mega Millions sell for $1.

If you do win, you probably won’t get the full payout, since the prize could be split among more than one jackpot winner. Winners can (and typically do) choose to take the smaller one-time lump-sum payment versus annuity payments spread out over nearly three decades.

Both games are played in 44 states, excluding Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah.

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