Hoping to be the new Powerball lottery winner tonight? You better buy a ticket because the April 14, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are worth over $100,000,000. It took a while, but strong ticket sales finally pushed the jackpot to an annuitized amount of $113,000,000 to be paid out in 30 annual payments, or a one-time cash payment of 68,400,000Â—but that's only if you want it all at once!
$1,000,000 Georgia Powerball Winner
Kevin Christopher of Thomasville, Georgia, was totally shocked when he realized he won the Powerball for $1,000,000. "I was surprised when I saw the numbers. I looked three or four times. I said, 'Wow!' I couldn't believe it. I went to the bathroom and washed my face, but then I couldn't sleep," he told Georgia Lottery officials.
Kevin Christopher matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the second-tier prize. Christopher purchased his winning Powerball ticket at L & G Food Mart #0001, 501 N. Madison St. in Thomasville, for the drawing on April 4th.
Had he spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, Christopher would have had his prize winnings automatically doubled to $2,000,000 instead. Even still, the latest Georgia Powerball winner seems pretty happy with being a millionaire. When asked what he plans to spend his money on, Christopher told Georgia Lottery officials, "I plan on getting a new car and house. Then I'll take the rest and invest." This is one smart lottery winner! What would you spend your money on if you won $1,000,000?
What time is tonight's Powerball drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is April 14, 2012 at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $113,000,000 annuity, or $68,400,000 cash-value before taxes. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Saturday's Powerball results. The New Jersey Lottery says, "Give Your Dreams a Chance!"
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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