Saturday's Powerball results have been tallied and there are scores of lottery winners! The Powerball winning numbers for December 17, 2011 are 13, 28, 49, 51, 59, the Powerball number is 33, and the Power Play number is X 4. Although there were no jackpot winners in last night's drawing, there are 778,965 Powerball winners holding tickets worth a total of $7,824,082! Were you one of the lucky lottery winners?
Powerball Results 12/17/2011
Congratulations to the newest Powerball millionaire! The second-tier Powerball winner purchased his or her $1,000,000 winning lottery ticket in Indiana and matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers (13, 28, 49, 51, 59), but not the Powerball number (33). Prizes for this type of wager are normally $200,000, but because the lottery winner spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, the $200,000 prize instantly turned into $1,000,000!
In addition to the million dollar winner, there were seven (7) other second-tier Powerball winners that purchased their winning tickets in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, Texas, and Washington DC. Unfortunately for them, none of these lottery winners forked over an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket. Had they done this, they too would wake up Sunday morning as ecstatic millionaires just like the Indiana Powerball winner. You can bet these winners will be buying Power Play tickets in the future!
There were also thirty-nine (39) Powerball winners that matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers AND the Powerball number for the third-tier prize of $10,000 each. Eight (8) of those lottery winners purchased Power Play tickets for the December 17th drawing, and when multiplied by Saturday's Power Play number of 4, their winnings will automatically increase to $40,000! It pays to play the Power Play!
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2011 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Next Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers are worth an estimated $104,000,000 annuity paid out in 30 annual payments, or as a one-time lump-sum payment of $66,800,000 in cash before taxes. Powerball drawings are held live each Wednesday and Saturday evening and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
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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