With the jackpot up to $200,000,000, players are anxiously asking, "did anyone win the Powerball?" The Powerball winning numbers for September 26, 2012 are 13, 26, 39, 41, 42, and the red Powerball number is 10. How many tickets did you buy for Wednesday night's drawing, and more importantly, are you the big lottery winner?
Iowa Powerball Winner Scores $202,100,000!
Congratulations to the latest Powerball winner! If you were hoping to win the huge Powerball jackpot, you had to have purchased the winning ticket with all six Powerball numbers from the Iowa Lottery. That's right! There was one (1) sole grand prize winner for the September 26, 2012 drawing, and the lucky ticket was purchased in Iowa.
The original estimated jackpot was for $200,000,000, but as is usually the case when the jackpot gets this high, more tickets were purchased than was expected which drove the final jackpot amount to $202,100,000.
Powerball Winners 9/26/2012
There was a lot of money to go around this drawing! A New York lottery winner matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the second-tier prize. The best part about this prize was the New York Powerball winner spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option. The wise decision on his or her part doubled the standard prize of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 instead!
Five (5) additional Match 5 + 0 winners won second-tier prizes as well, but they didn't buy Power Play tickets and have to settle for just $1,000,000! The Powerball winners purchased their winning tickets from the Georgia Lottery, Iowa Lottery, New York Lottery, Pennsylvania Lottery, and Washington Lottery commissions.
There were also fifty-eight (58) Match 4 + 1 winners that will be receiving checks for $10,000 each. The good news is eight (8) of those winners will be getting an extra $30,000 for a total of $40,000 because they bought Power Play tickets for an extra dollar.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is on September 29, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Because someone won Wednesday's jackpot, Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot has been reset back down to $40,000,000 annuity, or $25,700,000 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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