What would you do with $220,000,000? That's what Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers are worth! The August 10, 2011 Powerball lottery winnerÂ—should there be oneÂ—will be filthy rich! Will you be the lucky player holding a ticket with all six Powerball numbers on it tonight? Lottery retailers claim Powerball ticket sales have been brisk all day.
Recent Powerball Winners
It's been a very long time since there was a Powerball jackpot winner. On June 29th, someone purchased a Powerball winning ticket in Georgia that was worth $77,100,000. That was thirteen drawings ago, and each drawing that comes and goes without a winner, the jackpot climbs higher and higher. In fact, tonight's August 10th Powerball drawing could be the largest jackpot so far this year.
Of all the 2011 Powerball jackpot winners, tonight's jackpot comes very close to matching another big winner. On April 6th, friends Michael Reardon and Darin Fox from Indiana, matched all six Powerball winning numbers for a jackpot of $221,700,000.
A few months later on June 1st, the Powerball jackpot of $201,900,000 went to a group of twenty New York Costco employees that call themselves the 1937 Flatbush Avenue Dodgers. There were five additional Powerball jackpots won in 2011, however, they were all less than $200,000,000.
What Time is the Next Powerball Drawing?
Whatever you do, don't miss tonight's Powerball drawing. The Wednesday, August 10, 2011 jackpot is an estimated $220,000,000 annuity, or a $118,800,000 cash value lump sum.
The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m., 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 10:59 p.m. 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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