The Powerball results are in! The Powerball winning numbers for December 28, 2011, are 16, 21, 27, 41, 45, the Powerball number is 14, and the Power Play number is X 2. If you were hoping to be the latest Powerball winner, you're out of luck this time. Unfortunately, no one won the $20,000,000 jackpot in Wednesday's drawing. Better luck next time!
December 28, 2011 Powerball Results
The Powerball game wasn't a total loss, however. There was one (1) Match 5 + 0 Powerball Power Play winner for the second-tier prize. The payout for this prize is normally $200,000, but the lottery winnerÂ—who purchased the winning lottery ticket in New YorkÂ—spent an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket for $1,000,000! You can bet the new lottery winner is singing Powerball's motto, "It pays to play the Power Play!"
There were also two (2) additional second-tier winners. The Powerball winners matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. Sadly, they did NOT play the Power Play option, meaning their prize winnings will only be the standard payout of $200,000. The Powerball winning tickets were purchased in Delaware and Missouri.
Thirty-six (36) Powerball winners matched four out of five lottery numbers, AND the Powerball number for the third-tier prize of $10,000 each. Five (5) of those lucky players purchased Power Play tickets, and when multiplied by the Power Play number of 2, their prize winnings will automatically increase to $20,000 each.
All together, there are a total of 530,197 Powerball winners holding tickets worth from $3 to $200,000. Any Power Play options purchased for these tickets will also be multiplied by Wednesday's Power Play number of 2. Congrats to all the new lottery winners!
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Friday, December 31, 2011 at 10:59pm ET. The Powerball jackpot rolled over and is now worth an estimated annuitized amount of $25,000,000, or a one-time payment of $15,800,000 cash 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 evening.
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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