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Powerball winning numbers for March 2 drawing: Jackpot rises to over $440 million

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is now worth an estimated $443 million after no jackpot winner in Wednesday's drawing.

One lucky Powerball player in New Jersey did receive a $2 million cash prize after their ticket won the Match 5 + Power Play.

The numbers are scheduled to be rolled and selected just after 11 p.m. EST Saturday, and we'll have the results below.

If there is a winner afte Saturday's drawing and they choose the cash option, they could take home with more than $212.3 million, according to the lottery.

Here are the winning numbers for the March 2 drawing.

Powerball winning numbers: 3/02/2024

The winning numbers for Saturday, March 2 were 3, 18, 36, 53 and 27 with a Powerball of 12. The Power Play was 2X.

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Winning lottery numbers are sponsored by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY network.

Did anyone win the Powerball last night?

There were no Powerball jackpot winners on Saturday night. Two players in California and one each in Georgia and Michigan all won $1 million prizes by matching the first five numbers.

To find the full list of previous Powerball winners, click the link to the lottery's website.

How to play the Powerball

In order to purchase a $2 Powerball ticket, you'll have to visit your local convenience store, gas station or grocery store - and in a handful of states, you can purchase tickets online.

To play, you will need to pick six numbers in total to mark on your ticket. Five numbers will be white balls ranging from numbers 1 to 69. The Powerball is red and one number which is between 1 and 26.

If you want to increase your chances of winning, you can add a “Power Play” for $1 which increases the winnings for all non-jackpot prizes. This addition can multiply winnings by 2X3X, 4X5X, or 10X.

Players can also ask a cashier for a "Quick Pick" where a cashier will give you a computer generated numbers on a printed Powerball ticket.

Drawings are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. If there's no jackpot winner, the cash prize will increase by millions.

What are the odds of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million, according to the lottery.

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are roughly one in 24.9.

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Powerball winning numbers for March 2: Jackpot rises to $443 million