Have you been waiting for Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers? The Powerball results are finally in so get your tickets and check them against the following lottery results. The February 15, 2012 lottery numbers are 11, 12, 32, 52, 56, and the Powerball number is 11.
Powerball Results and Lottery Winners February 15, 2012
Unlike the ginormous $336,400,000 jackpot the Rhode Island Powerball winner will receive from last Saturday's game, there were no $40,000,000 Powerball jackpot winners in Wednesday's drawing. What a major let down now that the Rhode Island lottery winner will take it all, and as a result, last night's Powerball jackpot was reset.
There's always a silver lining thoughÂ—and it's lined with tons of lottery money! Although it's a puny amount to some players, there were two (2) Match 5 + 0 winners for $1,000,000 each. The lottery winners matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the second-tier prize. Prior to the higher Powerball ticket prices that went up to $2 on January 15th, a second-tier prize would have been just $200,000. The Powerball winners purchased their winning tickets from the Indiana Lottery and the New York Lottery.
There were also twenty-eight (28) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Five (5) of those lottery winners were smart and bought Power Play tickets for an extra dollar. Since January 15th, a Power Play number is no longer drawn in addition to the six Powerball winning numbers. Instead, any third-tier $10,000 winning Power Play tickets will now be worth $40,000! That's a big jump, especially if you're the lucky winner!
A total of 554,964 Powerball prizes worth between $4 and $1,000,000 were won for the February 15th drawing. Compare that low number of lottery winners with the February 11th number of 2,777,232 winning tickets for the jackpot drawing that produced the $336,400,000 Rhode Island Powerball winner. Last night's jackpot was a measly $40,000,000 which apparently had everything to do with the small number of tickets sold. Now that you've checked your tickets, are you one of the February 15th Powerball winners?
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:59pm ET. Since there were no jackpot winners last night, Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $50,000,000 annuity, or $31,200,000 in cash before taxes. The Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball results are drawn live 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.