The Powerball results are in for December 19, 2012, and congrats go to the $50,000,000 Kansas Powerball winner! The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday's drawing are 5, 8, 20, 23, 30, and the red Powerball number is 3. Check your tickets now, especially if you purchased them from the Kansas Lottery. You could be the latest multimillionaire!
Powerball Lottery Winners 12/19/2012
Seems like every Wednesday there's a new Powerball winner to report, and this week is no exception. The Powerball jackpot hasn't risen past the $50,000,000 mark in weeks because someone wins it as soon as it gets that high. It's hard to believe, but there have been three jackpot winners in the month of December alone.
The winning streak began on November 28, when Powerball lottery winners, Cindy and Mark Hill from Missouri and Matthew Good from Arizona, split the $587,500,000 jackpot. On December 5, a Pennsylvania winner won $50,000,000. The Wednesday after that on December 12, Rosa DeLeon and Reginald LeBlanc from Massachusetts won $50,000,000, and now someone from Kansas won another $50,000,000 on December 19. How's that for spreading a lot of holiday cheer around?
Not only did the Kansas winner bag the $50,000,000 jackpot, but there was one (1) $2,000,000 Power Play winner, and eight (8) $1,000,000 winners as well. The second-tier winner purchased the lucky ticket in Oklahoma and matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, but not the red Powerball number. They did however spend an extra dollar on Power Play option which doubled their prize winnings from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000!
The remaining second-tier winners came from the following states; two (2) $1,000,000 winners purchased their tickets in Connecticut, and one (1) each in Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and West Virginia. You can bet they'll be buying Power Play tickets from now on!
There were also thirty-six (36) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Seven (7) of those winners bought Power Play tickets and will see their prize winnings automatically increased to $40,000. The remaining twenty-nine (29) winners will receive checks for the standard prize of $10,000.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for December 21, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Saturday's estimated jackpot is $40,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash lump-sum payment of $26,100,000. Powerball numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, with the game currently being played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. 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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