The Powerball results are in and there are 684,325 Powerball lottery winners! The Powerball winning numbers for December 14, 2011 are 2, 24, 46, 52, 56, the Powerball number is 19, and the Power Play number is X 5. Unfortunately for everyone hoping to be the next multimillionaire, there were no Powerball jackpot winners in Wednesday's drawing.
Powerball Results 12/14/2011
Go check your Powerball tickets because there were six (6) second-tier winners for $200,000 each. The Powerball winners purchased their lucky tickets in Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Texas, with one of these states boasting two (2) winners. Sadly, none of these winners spent an extra dollar on Power Play tickets, otherwise, they would have been instant millionaires!
There were also thirty-two (32) third-tier winners. The winners matched four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, AND the Powerball number for $10,000 each. Luckily, six (6) Powerball winners purchased Power Play tickets, and when multiplied by Wednesday's Power Play number of 5, their winnings automatically jumped to $50,000 each! You can bet the rest of the $10,000 winners will be buying Power Play tickets from now on!
An additional 684,287 lottery winners are holding tickets worth $3 to $100. Thousands of these players purchased Power Play tickets, so they'll also be multiplying their winnings by the multiplier of 5 as well.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 10:59pm ET. The Powerball winning numbers are worth an estimated $91,000,000 annuity paid out in 30 annual payments, or as a one-time lump-sum payment of $56,700,000 in cash. Both of these options are before taxes. The multi-state Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
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.
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