Mega Millions results LIVE – Winning lottery numbers for August 27 $288million prize after Powerball $304million jackpot

TONIGHT'S MegaMillions jackpot is an estimated $288million or a $208.9 cash option and will be drawn at 11pm ET.

Powerball numbers were drawn at 11pm ET on Wednesday for a jackpot of $304million with a $222.2million cash option.

Those winner numbers were 27, 39, 54, 56, 59, and 24 with a 3x Power Play option.

The new Powerball numbers come after a "technical issue" on Monday night that delayed the results of the Powerball for more than an hour.

Lottery officials announced last week that another weekly drawing would take place on Mondays.

Powerball numbers are already drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest news and updates...

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    PAST POWERBALL WINNERS

    The winning numbers for the Powerball drawing on August 25 were 27, 39, 54, 56, 59, and 24.

    The Power Play was 3x.

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    WHAT IS THE NEXT POWERBALL JACKPOT?

    The next Powerball jackpot for August 28 is an estimated $322million.

    The cash option is equal to $235.4million.

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    WHEN IS THE NEXT POWERBALL DRAWING?

    The next Powerball drawing is on Saturday August 28 at 11pm ET.

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    WHAT IS THE MEGAPLIER?

    The Megaplier is designed to "increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times; it costs an additional $1 per play. 

    "Before each Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday and Friday nights, the Megaplier is drawn.

    "From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X. This mix results in the following odds for each of the Megaplier numbers and their associated prize values."

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    WHAT IS JUST THE JACKPOT?

    The website explains, "In some states, a special offer called Just the Jackpot is available.

    "Jackpot players will love this exciting new wager type that allows them to play specifically for the jackpot only.

    "At a price of $3, the player will receive two plays for the jackpot only. Just the Jackpot tickets are not eligible for any other prize levels."

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    EASY PICK

    The MegaMillions website offers a random number generator "Easy Pick" options where they choose the numbers for you.

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    HOW TO PLAY MEGAMILLIONS

    According to the MegaMillions website, "Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing."

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    PAST MEGAMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers for Tuesday August 24 were 17, 18, 26, 52, and 67.

    The 3x Megaplier was 19.

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    NEXT MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT

    The next MegaMillions jackpot for the drawing tonight is an estimated $288million.

    The cash option is worth $208.9million.

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    MORE WAYS TO REMAIN ANNONYMOUS

    Experts advise setting up an LLC or trust to make large purchases without revealing your identity. 

    Getting a lawyer and financial advisor is important in ensuring privacy and managing funds for lottery winners.

    Some also wear a disguise to claim their hefty checks and do press conferences, a tactic that is legal depending on the state you reside in.

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    NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING

    The next MegaMillions drawing is TONIGHT at 11pm ET.

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    BIGGEST MULTISTATE LOTTERY

    MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million with smaller prizes equaling $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.

    The other largest multistate lottery is the Powerball.The Powerball jackpot also starts at $20million and takes place shortly after 11pm ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

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    HOW TO WATCH THE DRAWING

    If you want to tune in to drawings, they will be livestreamed from Powerball.com.

    Some local TV stations are also scheduled to broadcast it.

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    GEORGIA WINNERS

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    KEEP UP WITH POWERBALL NEWS

    Follow the latest Powerball updates on Twitter.

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    WHERE IS THE DOUBLE PLAY OPTION AVAILABLE?

    Double Play will be available in Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington, according to Powerball's website.

    Double Play is the game's newest feature, and costs an additional $1.

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    MILLION DOLLAR WINNER

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    JUST IN TIME

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    YESTERDAY'S NUMBERS

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    WINNING NUMBERS

    The Powerball lottery started a third weekly drawing on Monday, August 23, with the results delayed due to a 'technical issue.'

    The winning numbers for the $292million jackpot were finally revealed as 17, 36, 47, 60, 61 and 15.

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    TWO $50,000 TICKETS SOLD IN ESSEX COUNTY

    Two tickets from Essex County in New Jersey won big on Saturday night.

    The prize for the two will come out to $50,000.

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    WHEN WAS POWERBALL'S WORLD RECORD JACKPOT?

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

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    ABOUT POWERBALL

    The Powerball website explains: “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69; and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

    “Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an additional $1 per play.

    NOTE: The Match 5 + Power Play prize is always $2 million. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.

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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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    OTHER STATE DISTINCTIONS

    There are some distinctions in certain states.

    In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present. 

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

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