Wednesday's winning Powerball numbers are worth a staggering $111,000,000Â—but only if you have the winning lottery ticket. If you're lucky enough to pick all six Powerball winning numbers on July 27, 2011, you'll have a big decision to make.
Will you choose the $111,000,000 annuity option paid out over 30 annual payments, or will you choose a one-time lump-sum of $58,300,000 in cold hard cash? It's a tough choice, but someone has to win sooner or later. It may as well be you!
Recent Powerball Winners
The last Powerball drawing on Saturday, July 23rd, produced five second-tier winners. One $1,000,000 winning Powerball ticket was purchased in Iowa. Fortunately, the lottery player had the good sense to spend an extra dollar on the PowerPlay option. That decision meant the difference between the normal $200,000 payout, and a PowerPlay prize of $1,000,000. The lottery winner matched the first five winning Powerball numbers, but not the red Power Ball number. The Powerball winning numbers for July 23, 2011, were 1, 7, 27, 38, 48, and the Powerball was 30.
Another four Match 5 + 0 Powerball winners matched the same Powerball winning numbers but didn't buy a PowerPlay ticket. Sadly, they will only take home the $200,000 Powerball prizeÂ—minus taxes, of course! The Powerball winners bought their tickets in Kansas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You can bet these four will be buying PowerPlay tickets for the next game!
Don't Miss Tonight's Powerball Drawing!
Since there hasn't been a jackpot winner in weeks, the Powerball jackpot continues to snowball. Tonight's $111,000,000 Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:59pm.
The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. You can catch the live drawing on select TV stations around the country, or by viewing PowerBall Live online, also at 10:59pm ET.
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
Check Your Lottery Numbers Here
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for tonight's winning Powerball numbers. You never know, it could be you!
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