Feeling lucky tonight? Then you better buy a Powerball ticket for Saturday's drawing! The May 12, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are worth an estimated $80,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash prize of $50,400,000 before taxes.
This is the fifth drawing since the $107,500,000 jackpot was won on April 25th. How many tickets did you purchase for tonight's drawing? Do you have lucky lottery numbers you usually play, or do you let the computer randomly spit them out as a quick-pick? What's your strategy for winning?
Latest Powerball Winners
One lucky Georgia Powerball winner is $1,000,000 richer because of a $1 Power Play ticket! The standard prize for this wager is $1,000,000, but the Georgia lottery winner must have thought an extra dollar was a good investment for the chance to double the prize winnings. That extra buck really paid off this time!
According to Georgia Lottery officials, the winning $2,000,000 Powerball ticket was sold at Crossroads Grocery, located at 8774 Dallas Acworth Highway in Dallas, GA. The Georgia lottery winner matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the May 9, 2012 drawing. If you purchased a Powerball ticket at this store, check it now. You could be the latest $2,000,000 Powerball winner!
Speaking of Powerball winners, the Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot winners came forward to claim a whopping $107,533,278.27 prize! Unfortunately, this money had to be split up into 48 portions. Bryant Vaders purchased 120 Powerball tickets for a group of employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the April 25th drawingÂ—and they won big time! It's too bad the entire jackpot couldn't have gone to just one lottery winner instead!
The PA lottery winners got their 120 tickets at the Newsstand at the Gallery at Ninth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Each Pennsylvania Powerball winner will receive $2,240,276.63, less federal withholding. Their prize is the third-largest Pennsylvania lottery prize ever awarded. Not only do the winners score a big prize, but the Newsstand at the Gallery will also receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Congrats to all the new Pennsylvania Powerball winners!
Latest Powerball Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Wednesday, May 9th drawing, were 1, 7, 11, 55, 56, and the Powerball number was 1. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
What time is the May 12, 2012 Powerball drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is May 12th at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $80,000,000 annuity, or $50,400,000 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 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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