If you're looking to strike it rich, you should buy a Powerball ticket for Wednesday's drawing. Why? The Powerball winning numbers for April 25, 2012 are worth a staggering $173,000,000, that's why!
If you end up being the lucky Powerball jackpot winner tonight, you'll have a tough decision to make. Will you drag out the entire $173,000,000 prize over 30 annual payments, or will you want Powerball to hand you a huge check for a one-time cash payment of $107,700,000? Either way, you'll have to pay taxes on all that money, but who cares? You'll "seemingly" have all the money in the world!
Wisconsin Powerball Winner Scores Two $2M Lottery Prizes!
Would you buy two tickets with the same five Powerball numbers on them? Not many people would. Then again, Julie Trainor isn't just any ordinary Powerball winner. Wisconsin Lottery officials announced April 24th that Trainor claimed not just one $1,000,000 Powerball prize, but two $1,000,000 winning lottery tickets for the same drawing! That's a total of $2,000,000 on the same day.
According to Pioneer Press, Julie kept her fellow townsfolk in suspense for more than a week before claiming her millions. No doubt Julie was seeking some financial and legal counsel before coming forward. Wouldn't you do the same if you won $2,000,000?
Beth Manka, manager of the Countryside Cooperative Whitehall Cenex Convenience Store said, "Communities like this, small communities, love nothing more than to have some juicy gossip going around, so it's really kept things interesting and exciting around town."
Julie Trainor matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers (14, 15, 16, 19 and 24), but not the Powerball number (2), for the April 14th drawing. However, Julie played the same five numbers on both tickets, changing only the Powerball number. Sadly, neither number (3, 12) was the lucky Powerball that would have won Julie the grand prize. After paying state and federal taxes, Trainor received a cash payment of $1,345,000.
Latest Powerball Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, April 21st drawing, were 6, 8, 20, 42, 51, and the Powerball number was 16. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time is the April 21, 2012 Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is April 25th at 10:59pm EDT. Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $173,000,000 annuity, or $107,700,000 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 Wednesday's Powerball results. The New York Lottery says, "Hey, You Never Know!"
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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