Feeling lucky tonight? So do all the other hopeful multimillionaires! The lottery winner must match all six Powerball winning numbers for the estimated $60,000,000 jackpot on February 22, 2012, in order to claim the prize.
Wednesday's Powerball winner will have to choose from the annuitized amount paid out in 30 annual payments, or as a one-time lump-sum cash payment of $37,100,000. Both amounts are before taxes, so figure on handing over a chunkful to Uncle Sam if you won. It's a tough job, but something the winner wouldn't mind doing if they won that much money!
$1,000,000 Iowa Powerball Winner
Steve Petty is a very happy man. The Adair, Iowa, Powerball winner is $1,000,000 richer after matching five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. Petty purchased his winning ticket from Casey's, located at 100 N. Fifth Street in Guthrie Center, Iowa, for the Saturday, February 18th drawing.
Had Steve Petty spent an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket, he would have won $2,000,000 instead. Petty is still mighty astounded with his good fortune, because before Powerball changed its pricing from $1 to $2 per ticket on January 15, 2012, his winning lottery numbers would have only rewarded him with $200,000, not the $1,000,000 that he received.
What's Petty going to spend his new-found money on? As luck would have it, Steve Petty is a tax preparer, so he intends to plan for his retirement. He'll have plenty of money to do that with, but he says he wants a new car too!
What Time is Tonight's Powerball Drawing?
The Saturday, February 22, 2012 Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59pm ET. 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. You can catch the live drawing on select TV stations around the country, or by viewing Power Ball Live online, also at 10:59pm.
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for the Saturday, February 18th drawing, were 23, 28, 50, 56, 59, and the Powerball number was 5. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
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 Saturday's Powerball results. The New York Lottery says, "Hey, You Never Know!"
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