Another Michigan lottery winner hit five Powerball winning numbers on August 18, 2012! The Powerball results are 14, 26, 41, 55, 59, with a Powerball number of 1. Saturday's jackpot was for $40,000,000 annuity, or $26,700,000 cash-value before taxes. Did anyone win the Powerball August 18? Unfortunately, there were no grand prize winners last night, but that doesn't mean there wasn't plenty of big prizes to hand out!
Powerball Winners 8/18/2012
Michigan lottery winners were on a winning streak last week. Not only did the August 15 Michigan Powerball winner score $337,000,000 by matching all six Powerball numbers, but another Michigan lottery winner hit five Mega Millions winning numbers on August 17 for the second-tier prize. Now, another Michigan Powerball winner wins big!
The Michigan winner may not have hit all six winning lottery numbers on August 18, but five numbers still pays out a standard prize of $1,000,000. Even bigger still is the lottery prize one Virginia Powerball winner will get when he or she accepts a $2,000,000 payout for playing the Powerball Power Play option. Plopping down one extra dollar for the Power Play made all the difference in the world between the Virginia lottery winner's haul and the Michigan lottery winner's prize!
In addition to the high-tier prizes awarded, there were also twenty-eight (28) Match 4 + 1 prizes won. The standard payout for this wager is $10,000 for matching four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, and the red Powerball number. Luckily, nine (9) players spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option which automatically increases their prize winnings from $10,000 to $40,000. These players know it "Pays to Play the Power Play!"
There were 375,677 total Powerball winners in Saturday's drawing pulling in a total of $5,884,640 in prize money. Are you one of the lucky August 18 Powerball winners? If so, what do you plan to do with your prize money?
When Is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is August 22, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot is 55,000,000 annuity, or $32,200,000 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.
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.