Did anyone win the Powerball for August 15, 2012? You bet they did, so grab your tickets and see if you're the lottery winner! The Powerball winning numbers are 6, 27, 46, 51, 56, and the Powerball number is 21.
$337,000,000 Michigan Powerball Winner
Congratulations to the newest Powerball winner! According to CNN, there was one lucky winner who purchased the winning ticket from the Michigan Lottery to the tune of $337,000,000! Of course, that's before taxes, and only if the winner wants to take the annuitized amount paid out over 30 years. If the winner wants a one-time cash payment right away, he or she will have to settle for about $213,300,000, also before taxes.
Powerball Lottery Winners 8/15/2012
There were plenty of smaller Powerball winning tickets sold for Wednesday's drawing including one (1) $2,000,000 Power Play winner. The winning ticket sold by the Nebraska Lottery matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the August 15, 2012 drawing. The extra dollar for the Power Play option really paid off for the lottery winner in this case!
There were also eight (8) $1,000,000 winning tickets sold for the August 15th Powerball drawing. Two (2) tickets were sold by the Indiana Lottery, and one (1) each by the Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Virginia Lottery commissions.
A total of 2,689,631 Powerball winners will be cashing in their winning tickets for prizes ranging from $4 to the grand prize of $337,000,000. Did you win anything in the August 15th Powerball drawing? What will you spend your prize winnings on? Will you pay down some debt, go on a cruise, or buy new school clothes for the kids?
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is August 18, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Because there was a Powerball winner on August 15, 2012, Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot has been reset to 40,000,000 annuity, or $26,700,000 cash-value before taxes. The Powerball numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
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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