What time is Powerball tonight WA?

Powerball is one of the most popular lottery games in the United States, played in 45 states including Washington. Powerball drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. This means that in Washington state, Powerball drawings take place at 8:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights.

What days are the Powerball drawings held?

Powerball drawings are held 3 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time. This is a set schedule that does not change.

What time zone is Washington state in?

Washington state is located in the Pacific Time Zone. This means that when Powerball states its drawings are at 8:59 p.m. PT, that is the same time as in Washington.

So what time exactly is the Powerball drawing in Washington?

To summarize, Powerball drawings are held at 8:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights. Since Washington is in the Pacific Time Zone, the Powerball drawing occurs at 8:59 p.m. in Washington on those same days.

What if I’m in a different city in Washington like Seattle or Spokane?

The entire state of Washington observes Pacific Time, so the Powerball drawing time is 8:59 p.m. in every city and town across the state including Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, and all others.

Will the time change when Daylight Saving Time ends?

When Daylight Saving Time ends each fall, Washington along with all Pacific Time Zone states switch back to Standard Time. This means at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November, the clock shifts back one hour. For example in 2022, the time change occurred on November 6.

So for the Powerball drawing, during Pacific Standard Time which runs from early November to early March, the drawing occurs at 7:59 p.m. in Washington rather than 8:59 p.m. Then once Daylight Saving Time resumes in March, the drawings go back to 8:59 p.m. in Washington.

What are the Powerball jackpots and odds of winning?

The Powerball jackpot starts at $40 million and continues growing until someone wins the big prize. Here is a table showing the odds of winning any prize or matching certain numbers in Powerball:

Match Odds
5 white balls + Powerball 1 in 292,201,338
5 white balls 1 in 11,688,053.52
4 white balls + Powerball 1 in 913,129.18
4 white balls 1 in 36,525.17
3 white balls + Powerball 1 in 14,494.11
3 white balls 1 in 579.76
2 white balls + Powerball 1 in 701.33
1 white ball + Powerball 1 in 91.98
Powerball only 1 in 38.32

As we can see, matching all 5 white balls and the red Powerball offers an immense jackpot but the odds are 1 in almost 300 million. Matching just the Powerball still nets you $4 but is much more likely to occur.

Where can I buy Powerball tickets in Washington?

Powerball tickets can be purchased in Washington at any licensed lottery retailer across the state. This includes convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies. You can ask the cashier for a Powerball quick pick or choose your own numbers. Tickets must be purchased by 8:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday to be eligible for that night’s drawing. Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

Can I buy Powerball tickets online in Washington?

Unfortunately, Powerball tickets cannot be purchased online or by phone if you are located in Washington state. Due to state and federal gambling laws, you must purchase Powerball tickets in person from an authorized retailer. The good news is there are thousands of retailers available statewide so finding a convenient location to buy tickets should not be a problem.

Do I have to be a Washington resident to play Powerball in the state?

No, you do not have to be a Washington resident to buy Powerball tickets and participate in drawings in the state. Powerball is open to anyone who is physically located in Washington at the time of ticket purchase. Tourists, visitors, and non-residents can all legally purchase Powerball tickets while in Washington.

Of course, you would need to be back in Washington on the night of the drawing to redeem any potential winning tickets. Powerball tickets expire 180 days after the drawing date.

How do I claim Powerball prizes in Washington?

If you are lucky enough to win a Powerball prize in Washington, here is how to claim your winnings:

– For prizes under $600, you can cash in your winning ticket at any Washington lottery retailer.

– For prizes between $600 and $100,000, you must claim your prize at a of Washington’s six regional offices located across the state.

– For jackpot and grand prizes over $100,000, you must claim at the Olympia headquarters office.

Be sure to sign the back of your winning ticket immediately and keep it very safe until ready to cash in. You have 180 days from the drawing date to claim Powerball prizes in Washington.

Does Washington tax Powerball winnings?

Yes, the state of Washington will tax any Powerball prizes you win. State income tax rates range from 0% to 20% depending on your total taxable income for the year.

The federal government will also tax U.S. citizens on lottery winnings over $5,000 at a flat rate of 24%. This means large Powerball jackpots are subject to both federal and state tax withholding.

Non-residents who win the Powerball in Washington will have less tax withheld, but must still pay applicable taxes on winnings in their home state. Consult a tax professional to better understand how Powerball taxes apply to you.

What are the biggest Powerball jackpots won in Washington?

Here are the top 3 record Powerball jackpots that have been won by players in Washington state:

Amount Date Winner(s)
$90 million April 27, 2016 Anonymous single ticket bought in Tacoma
$24.1 million December 24, 2014 N. Tran of Auburn
$10.2 million May 31, 2003 Anonymous ticket bought in Everett

As we can see, Washington has produced several huge Powerball winners over the years. Will you be next? Be sure to buy your Powerball ticket before 8:59 p.m. PT on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday for your shot at millions!

Where does Powerball money go in Washington?

All profits from Powerball ticket sales in Washington go towards benefiting public education programs in the state.

The Washington Lottery was first established in 1982. It contributes hundreds of millions annually to education across the state including early learning, K-12 schools, scholarships, and specialized programs. Over $4.5 billion total has gone to education thanks to lottery games like Powerball.

So when you play Powerball in Washington, your participation helps students of all ages in the state. Important programs rely on this funding provided by the lottery.

Can I play Powerball in other states or just Washington?

Powerball is interstate, meaning the game is played concurrently by multiple states across the country. Currently 45 U.S. states participate in Powerball including Washington.

This means if you buy a ticket in Washington, you are eligible to win the same prizes as people who purchased tickets in other Powerball states. Jackpots are shared among all winning tickets across participating states.

You do not need to buy your ticket in your home state. If visiting another lottery state, you can buy tickets and play there. Winning tickets can be redeemed in any participating state, regardless of where purchased.

How old do I need to be to play Powerball in Washington?

You must be at least 18 years old to legally purchase Powerball tickets in Washington state. This is the minimum age requirement enforced by state law and Washington Lottery rules.

Retailers selling lottery tickets are required to check ID of any customer who appears under age 30. So be prepared to show valid photo identification with your date of birth when purchasing Powerball tickets, especially if you look young.

If under 18, you are prohibited from participating in any Washington Lottery games, including Powerball. There are no exceptions for gifting tickets to minors.

Can I play Powerball anonymously if I win in WA?

Washington allows lottery winners to remain anonymous if they so choose. You can claim and receive a Powerball jackpot prize through a trustee who keeps your identity private.

This means the general public does not need to know your name or see your face. Powerball winners in Washington have the option to avoid publicity and maintain their privacy after winning huge sums of money.

The downside is that remaining anonymous makes it harder to receive expert financial advice. It also prevents you from doing media appearances for profit and endorsements. But for some, the tradeoff is worth it.

What are the unluckiest Powerball numbers in Washington?

While technically all number combinations have equal odds of being chosen, there are some interesting statistics on frequently drawn numbers. According to Lottery USA, here are some of the overall unluckiest Powerball numbers in Washington state history:

– #21 – Drawn 27 times
– #46 – Drawn 28 times
– #54 – Drawn 29 times
– #35 – Drawn 30 times

And here are the red Powerball numbers that seem to be drawn the least:

– #21 – Drawn 15 times
– #17 – Drawn 18 times
– #16 – Drawn 19 times

Of course, such statistics are just for fun and have no true bearing on future draws. But some people still like picking combinations based on number frequency data.

What are the luckiest Powerball numbers in Washington?

Again, while officially there are no inherently lucky or unlucky numbers, some fun statistics exist on the Powerball numbers drawn most often in Washington:

– #32 – Drawn 79 times
– #48 – Drawn 77 times
– #42 – Drawn 76 times
– #23 – Drawn 75 times

And for the red Powerball:

– #24 – Drawn 48 times
– #18 – Drawn 47 times
– #21 – Drawn 46 times

If you believe in the power of patterns, these are the numbers that have come up most over Washington’s Powerball history. But luck depends on the individual draw, not past statistics.

Should I pick my own Powerball numbers or use Quick Pick?

The choice between selecting your own number combination versus using Quick Pick for random numbers is entirely personal preference. Here are some differences to consider:

– **Quick Pick** – A computer randomly generates the numbers, so the ticket is more likely to have a thoroughly random assortment of digits. This offers no advantages, but some people believe random Quick Pick numbers have just as much chance of winning.

– **Player Picks** – Choosing your own numbers allows you to include “lucky” numbers like birthdays, anniversaries, street numbers, etc. However, many people unintentionally pick numbers in patterns that are less likely to be drawn. Avoid consecutive numbers, multiples, or all high or low digits.

– **Game Frequency** – If playing with the same numbers frequently, player pick allows picking the same combination each time. With Quick Pick, you get a different set of numbers for every ticket.

Either choice is fine, but serious or frequent players may prefer to choose their own combination. Quick Pick is more convenient if you just want to get your ticket quickly.

Should I join an office Powerball pool or play individually?

Playing the lottery in a pool or syndicate with co-workers, friends, or family members can be a fun social experience and allows buying more tickets for a chance to win bigger prizes.

However, there are some downsides to keep in mind when joining an office Powerball pool:

– You must splitting any prizes won, so your share of a jackpot decreases.

– There is the risk of disputes over how to divide winnings fairly. Get any agreements in writing!

– Close relationships are required to trust everyone with paying for tickets and claiming prizes.

For casual players, joining an office Powerball pool can be an enjoyable way to participate. But frequent players who want full control may prefer buying their own tickets.


To summarize key points:

– Powerball takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday night at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time in Washington (7:59 p.m. during Standard Time in winter).

– Tickets can be purchased in person at any Washington lottery retailer until 8:59 p.m. on draw nights. Play responsibly!

– Prizes start at $4 for matching just the Powerball and can grow to hundreds of millions for matching all 5 white balls and the Powerball.

– Tax implications must be considered for winnings over $5,000. Remaining anonymous is an option in Washington.

– Powerball contributes vital funding for education programs across Washington state.

Good luck with Powerball and remember to always play responsibly! Let the anticipation build until those magic numbers are drawn tonight. Someone could be Washington’s next big lottery winner – will it be you?

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