Did anyone win the Powerball September 22, 2012? You're probably wondering who the lucky lottery winners are! Saturday's Powerball winning numbers are 2, 16, 18, 40, 42, and the red Powerball number is 33. The estimated jackpot amount was for $174,000,000.
The last time the Powerball jackpot was won was more than a month ago when Michigan Powerball winner Donald Lawson hit all six Powerball numbers. His prize was a staggering amount of $337,000,000 for the August 15, 2012 drawing! Sadly, that wasn't meant to be this time.
Powerball Winners 9/22/2012
So, who won the Powerball? Well, there's good news and bad news for the September 22 Powerball drawing. The bad news is, there were no Powerball jackpot winners for Saturday night's game. The good news is, the next drawing is worth an enormous $200,000,000. Of course that's for the annuitized amount, and it's before taxes, so don't forget to play!
Unfortunately, there are no $2,000,000 Power Play winners either. Out of all the Powerball winning tickets that were sold, no one spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option and matched five Powerball numbers correctly. There were however, five (5) Match 5 + 0 winners that won $1,000,000 each. The Powerball winners purchased their tickets from the Illinois Lottery, Missouri Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, New York Lottery, and Texas Lottery commissions for the second-tier prize.
There were also thirty-four (34) Match 4 + 1 winners that picked four out of five white Powerball winning numbers, and the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize. Thirty (30) of those lottery winners won the standard prize of $10,000. Four (4) smart players spent an extra dollar on Power Play tickets and will see their prize winnings automatically increase to $40,000 instead. It really does pay to play the Power Play!
All together, there were 797,103 Powerball winning tickets sold for the September 22 drawing for a total prize value of $10,277,356. How many Powerball tickets did you buy for Saturday's drawing? Were any of your tickets big winners?
When Is the Next Powerball Drawing?
Don't miss the next Powerball drawing on September 26, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $200,000,000 annuity, or $128,500,000 cash-value before taxes. You never know though, it could go even higher! 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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