The lucky lottery winner that matches all six Powerball numbers on Saturday, July 30, 2011, will be beyond filthy rich. Tonight's estimated Powerball jackpot is $133,000,000, and all it takes is six numbers to walk away a multi-millionaire.
How hard can it be to choose six correct numbers? It's harder than you think. In fact, this is the ninth Powerball drawing since someone matched all six of the Powerball winning numbers and won $77,100,000. It's obviously not as easy as just picking the magic numbers out of a hat, otherwise there would be more lottery winners. And yet, that's almost exactly what the Powerball machine does when it spits out the winning Powerball numbers every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Recent South Carolina Powerball Winners
How would you like to win a quick $1,000,000? According to the South Carolina Lottery, a retired couple from Chapin, SC, matched the first five Powerball winning numbers, but not the Power Ball in Wednesday's, July 27th lottery drawing. Normally, a second-tier Powerball prize would pay out $200,000, but being a smart Powerball player, they spent an extra dollar on a PowerPlay ticket. This wise decision automatically paid out $1,000,000
The winning Powerball numbers for the July 27th drawing were 38, 40, 41, 51, 59, and the Powerball was 33. The Kangaroo Express #476 at 1259 Chapin Road in Chapin, South Carolina, also got a nice surprise. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It's a winÂ—win for both the Powerball winner and the South Carolina lottery agent. The very happy wife told the SC Lottery, "I couldn't finish my dessert," she said. "The ticket was my dessert."
Don't Miss Tonight's Powerball Drawing!
The Saturday, July 30, 2011 Powerball drawing is worth $133,000,000 annuity, or a $69,800,000 one-time, cash-value prize. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59pm, 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.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for tonight's winning Powerball numbers.
Remember, you can't win if you don't play!
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