Hoping to strike it rich as tonight's Powerball winner? Hopefully you bought the winning Powerball ticket, because the Powerball winning numbers for the March 13, 2013 drawing are worth a massive $183,000,000 annuity, or an equally impressive $112,500,000 in cash. Unfortunately, both options are before taxes.
Even if you don't win the jackpot tonight, there are plenty of smaller prizes available to win. Matching five out of six white lottery numbers will still get you $1,000,000, unless you play the Power Play option for an extra dollar which will double your winnings to $2,000,000. Four white numbers, and the red Powerball will get you $10,000, and if you only match the red Powerball, you'll still make you money back for $4.
If no one matches all six lottery number Wednesday, the next estimated Powerball jackpot will likely rise above $200,000,000, and that's when things get really exciting!
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Powerball results.
South Carolina Powerball Winner Claims $2M Prize!
Congratulations to the latest Powerball lottery winner! According to South Carolina Lottery officials, a Myrtle Beach woman matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, but not the red Powerball number for the March 9 drawing. The standard prize amount for a second-tier win would normally be $1,000,000. Luckily, she spent an extra dollar on a Power Play option which automatically doubled her prize winnings to $2,000,000!
Surprisingly, the winner hardly plays the lottery and can count on one hand the number of times she's purchased tickets. It only takes one ticket with the right lottery numbers to win, and her ticket was the lucky winner! The woman woke her husband up on Sunday morning with the happy news that they won $2,000,000. "She almost cried," he told lottery officials. He said he wiped a few tears from his cheek yesterday when they were presented with the check.
The winning Powerball ticket was purchased at the Express Mart on S. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach. The retailer makes out pretty good on their good fortune as well with a $20,000 bonus check. It's a win-win for both! The South Carolina Powerball winners plans to give anonymously to area churches and the local food pantry, and then pay off their home, said lottery officials.
Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners
The most recent Powerball results for the Saturday, March 9 drawing, were 10, 37, 40, 46, 52, and the red Powerball number was 12. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. In addition to the $2,000,000 South Carolina winner, there were two (2) Match 5 + 0 winners for $1,000,000 each. The winning tickets were sold by the Ohio Lottery, and the Pennsylvania Lottery commissions.
What Time is Tonight's Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing on March 13, 2013, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. ET. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
See all Donna's Mega Millions results and Powerball results at Gather.com.