Powerball March 3 Jackpot of $123 Million; $500K Fortune Cookie Winner

Written By Staff on March 3, 2021
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The Powerball jackpot rises again.

Wednesday, Mar. 3, brings an estimated jackpot $123 million with an $86.1 million cash value.

Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, Mar. 3

Powerball holds two drawings weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 11 p.m. EST. Tonight’s numbers are listed below once they are available.

Winning numbers: 21 – 40 – 44 – 50 – 55  Powerball16

Multiplier: 3X

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$500k Powerball Fortune Cookie Winner

Next time you buy your favorite Chinese take-out food, check your fortune cookies! According to the NC Education Lottery, Ernesto Sorzano bought his favorite fried rice and shrimp with a lucky fortune cookie.

Sorzano decided to to play those lucky numbers listed on the cookie’s fortune for the Feb. 20 drawing. Indeed, those numbers matched four of the five white balls and Powerball. Normally, that prize is worth $50,000.

However, Sorzano also added on the $1 Power Play multiplier. For the drawing, the maximum 10x multiplier was drawn. Thus, the $3 Power Play ticket boosted his prize all the way to $500k.

After the required taxes of federal and state withholdings, Sorzano’s prize was worth over $353k. With the money, he plans on buying a new home.

Online lottery play

The Keystone state offers you an opportunity to buy your tickets through the PA online lottery. A fast, easy, and convenient alterative compared to standing in line, there are also new player bonuses.

There’s also other states with online lottery play as well, such as:

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

Best of luck, please play responsibly.

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