The lucky lottery winner who matches all six Powerball winning numbers on November 24, 2012, will end up with $325,000,000Â—perhaps even break the record of $365,000,000 if the prize amount continues to grow, which it seems to be doing! The last Powerball jackpot was $250,000,000, so it literally grew by $75,000,000 in just one drawing.
Ticket sales have been brisk for this drawing. It could be the size of the jackpotÂ—this is the fourth largest Powerball jackpot everÂ—or maybe it's the holiday season that's increasing the jackpot amount exponentially. After all, it is Thanksgiving weekend, and what more to be thankful for than being the November 24 Powerball winner?
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Saturday, November 24 Powerball results.
Could Powerball Break Its Own Record?
ABC NEWS reports, "Huge jackpots always encourage more people to play and as the prizes grow, so do the number of ticket buyers. New York Lottery spokesperson Carolyn Hapeman says excitement over Powerball has also grown since the ticket price was raised from $1 to $2 in January and to increase incentives to play by allowing for a new $1 million second prize and a higher starting jackpot of $40 million." So, it could break the record of $365,000,000? It's anyone's guess!
How hard can it be to win the Powerball? It's only six simple lottery numbers. It doesn't seem like it's a hard thing to do, right? Yet Powerball.com says the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510. Do you have any Powerball lottery secrets or strategies you use to win? Do you play the same Powerball numbers every time, play your kids' birthday dates, or maybe buy quick pick tickets? Whatever lottery secrets you use, remember, you can't win, if you don't play!
Latest Powerball Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Wednesday, November 21, 2012 drawing, were 8, 18, 24, 30, 39, and the red Powerball number was 26. Obviously, there were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time is the November 24 Powerball Drawing?
Do NOT miss Saturday's Powerball drawing! The November 24, 2012 drawing is at 10:59 p.m. ET. Tonight's estimated Powerball jackpot is $325,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash lump sum payment of $212,800,000. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
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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