Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers are worth $25,000,000 annuity, or $14,400,000 in cashÂ—before taxes that is! The lottery winner who matches all six Powerball numbers on August 17, 2011, will join an elite group of Powerball winners that have won millions upon millions this year.
To date, eight Powerball jackpots have been won in 2011. Wouldn't you love to be one of them? Then go buy a Powerball ticket right now before ticket sales are cut off!
You're probably wondering who the eight 2011 Powerball jackpot winners are, and how much they won? Starting 2011 off right, was Stephen Kirwin of New York, who won $122,100,000 on January 22nd, followed by the Carvajal Family Group of Florida with $182,100,000. The month of April 2011, saw two jackpot winners match all six Powerball winning numbers. Michael Reardon & Darin Fox of Indiana won $221,700,000 on April 6th, with Bill SwansonÂ—another Indiana lottery winnerÂ—rejoicing over $74,000,000.
More Powerball Winners!
June was a lucky month for three Powerball winners as well. On June 1st, the 1937 Flatbush Avenue DodgersÂ—also known as the 20 lucky Costco employeesÂ—split $201,900,000. One week later, Jimmy Freeman of Massachusetts scored $25,600,000. Poor Jimmy. A week late and $176,300,000 short. But hey, $25,600,000 isn't all that bad for one day's work! To end the month of June 2011, a Powerball ticket of $77,100,000 was sold in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
The latest 2011 Powerball winner was Thomas and Kathleen Morris of Minnesota who claimed their Powerball jackpot of $228,900,000 two days after they won! Congrats to all the 2011 Powerball winners!
Don't Miss Tonight's Powerball Drawing!
The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The jackpot is an estimated $25,000,000 annuity, or a $14,400,000 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 Powerball winning numbers. You never know, the next multimillionaire could be you!
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