Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers are worth $50,000,000, but you have to buy a ticket to be a lottery winner. The March 14, 2012 jackpot is pitifully low because there have been three Powerball jackpot winners in less than five weeks! Each time someone wins the grand prize, the game starts all over at $40,000,000.
The Powerball jackpot doesn't get a chance to gain momentum before someone wins againÂ—and two out of three of them have been Rhode Island Powerball winners! If no one wins tonight's jackpot, it will probably hit $60,000,000 to $70,000,000 just in time for the next drawing. Did you play?
$1,000,000 Virginia Powerball Lottery Winner
Talk about being lucky! This was only John Vancea's second time playing the Powerball game, and he won $1,000,000! John purchased his winning ticket from the Virginia Lottery at the Sleepy Hollow Exxon, 6661 Arlington Boulevard in Falls Church, Virginia. The retailer won some big money as well.
Vancea matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers (29, 30, 45, 47, 49), but not Powerball number (35), for the second-tier lottery prize. Had Vancea spent an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket for the March 3rd drawing, he would have won $2,000,000, but seeing as he just started playing the game, he's most likely pretty thrilled with his winnings. Chances are he'll be buying Power Play tickets from now on!
When is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:59pm EDT. Tonight's Powerball jackpot is an estimated $50,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash lump-sum payment of $30,700,000. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, March 10, 2012 drawing, were 5, 14, 17, 20, 41, 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.
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