Powerball Aug. 21 Estimated Jackpot Up To $290 Million; MA Winner Claims $500K Prize Just In Time

Written By Staff on August 21, 2021
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The Powerball jackpot is climbing quickly.

For Saturday, Aug. 21, the estimated jackpot sits at $290 million with a $209.2 million cash value.

In addition, on Aug. 23, the first Monday drawing kicks off!

Winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Aug. 21

Powerball drawings take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings after 11 p.m. ET. Check below for tonight’s winning numbers.

Winning numbers: 16 – 28 – 36 – 39 – 59

Powerball: 4

Multiplier: 2x

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MA winner claims $500k one day before expiration

Previously, we reported on a ticket that was so close to expiration. However, Leonard Thomas stepped forward just in the nick of time to collect his winnings. In fact, he waited 364 days to collect at the lottery headquarters along with his dog, Mariah.

Thomas of South Dennis, MA said he heard about the ticket expiring on the radio.

“I play at that store and have a plastic sleeve that I keep my tickets in.  When I heard about the expiring ticket, I looked through the tickets in the sleeve and found a Powerball ticket from August 19, 2020. I had it scanned at a convenience store and the clerk indicated that I had to go to the Lottery to claim the prize.”

Play Powerball online

Here in Pennsylvania, if you buy Powerball through PA online lottery, you do not have to physically keep or manually check your tickets. Online winners are notified through email and most winnings are also automatically deposited into your player account. However, note that a prize of Thomas’ size would require you to head into lottery offices located throughout the state.

Even if you are not located in PA, there are other states that sell online lottery tickets:

  • New York
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Virginia

Please play responsibly.

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