The September 19, 2012 Powerball results are in! North Carolina, Idaho, and Iowa lottery winners cleaned up with five of the Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday's drawing. You may be one of the many lottery winners if you picked the white Powerball numbers of 1, 5, 8, 39, 50, and/or the red Powerball number of 23. The estimated jackpot amount was for $149,000,000, but unfortunately no one won it.
Powerball Winners 9/19/2012
Have your tickets handy because there are three (3) new millionaires! The lottery winners matched five out of six white Powerball numbers, but not the red Powerball number for the second-tier prize. Sadly for them, they neglected to spend an extra dollar on the Power Play option. If they had, they would have had their prize winnings doubled to $2,000,000 instead. How would you feel if you missed out on an additional $1,000,000 by just $1?
Forty-two (42) Match 4 + 1 winners picked four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, and the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize of $10,000. Seven (7) of those winners spent the extra dollar on Power Play tickets which rewarded them with $40,000 instead of the standard $10,000 prize. Not bad for a $3 investment!
In the end, there were 694,712 winning tickets sold September 19 that are worth a total of $7,906,962 in prize money. With this Saturday's jackpot being so high, there may be over 1,000,000 Powerball winners!
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
Don't miss the next Powerball drawing on September 22, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Because there were no jackpot winners last night, Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is a whopping $174,000,000 annuity, or $110,000,000 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.
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