Mega Millions lottery LIVE – August 24 winning numbers drawn for $270million jackpot after August 23 Powerball drawing

THE winning numbers for the $270million Mega Millions lottery jackpot will be drawn tonight after the Powerball last night unveiled its first Monday drawing.

The lucky potential winners for the Tuesday, August 24, Mega Millions drawing will find out if they've bagged the cash at 11pm.

It comes 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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    NEXT MEGAMILLIONS DRAWING

    The next MegaMillions drawing is TONIGHT at 11pm ET.

    The jackpot is an estimated $270million with a cash option of $196.7million.

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    GEORGIA WINNERS!

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    JUST IN TIME

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    CONSISTENTLY LARGER PRIZES

    May Scheve Reardon, the Missouri Lottery executive director and current leader of Powerball, said the additional lottery is to ensure conssitently larger jackpots.

    “Jackpot fatigue is real and by increasing the days of the draws we’ll be able to grow bigger jackpots faster and get more people interested in the game and turn over more money to our beneficiaries,” Reardon said.

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    WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE POWERBALL?

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii
    • Nevada
    • Utah

    WHEN DID THE POWERBALL LAUNCH?

    The popular game launched in 1992.

    RULES OF THE NEW DRAWING

    The Powerball website outlines the rules of the new Monday drawing and the new Double Play feature.

    The website reads, "Players will continue to choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26. The Power Play® add-on feature will also be available for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prizes and will only apply to prizes won in the Powerball drawing.

    "All 48 U.S. lotteries will sell tickets for the Powerball drawing on Monday nights."

    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.

    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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      WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

      The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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      SIX DRAWINGS

      A new feature included in tonight's lottery called Double Play means that the number of drawings every week will rise from two to six.

      The separate "double" drawings are for a top cash prize of $10million.

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      ARIZONA ADDS THIRD POWERBALL DRAWING

      The Arizona lottery has added in a third drawing every week.

      The additional drawings, which take place on Mondays, will run according to the regular schedule.

      Arizona Lottery Executive Director Gregg Edgar told ABC-15: "Our Powerball players love to pursue that jackpot and this going to give more opportunities for that jackpot to grow faster and larger."

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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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      HOW MUCH ARE POWERBALL TICKETS?

      Powerball tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

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      SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYER WINS TWICE

      The big winner, who is from Grand Strand, in South Carolina, won a $40,000 prize and then a $3million one in the space of 11 days.

      He had bought both Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets on July 16 and on July 27 from a Murphy USA gas station in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Education Lottery said.

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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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      POWERBALL RULES

      All players must match all five white balls and the red Powerball 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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      NORTH DAKOTA VOTERS WOULD NOT AUTHORIZE LOTTERY

      North Dakota “is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos,” a survey reports.

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      WORLD RECORD PRIZE

      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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      WHAT WERE THE WINNING NUMBERS OF MEGAMILLIONS?

      The winning numbers for Friday, August 20, were : 41, 43, 51, 57 and 70.

      Additionally, the Mega Ball was 1 with a Megaplier of 2x.

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      HOW MUCH OF EACH TICKET 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, 35percent goes towards charity, and the rest funds the game's operation.

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      SATURDAY'S WINNING NUMBERS

      The winning numbers for Saturday's jackpot were 16, 28, 36, 39, 59, and Powerball 4.

      The jackpot's value reached $290million.

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      CAN NON-US CITIZENS PLAY?

      According to Powerball's website, the lottery is also open to non-US citizens.

      Residents of states in which Powerball is not offered are also open to purchase a ticket in a state where it is available.

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      WHEN WAS POWERBALL STARTED?

      Powerball began in 1992.

      The world record jackpot was set in January of 2016 for $1.586 billion.

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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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