Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tonight's Winnning Powerball Lottery Numbers

Lottery officials re-revised their estimate that tonight's Powerball drawing payout will now reach $550 million after record-setting sales in recent days.  The revised lump sum cash payout for tonight's Powerball winning jackpot is estimated at $360.2 million.

When is tonight's Powerball drawing? The half-billion dollar Powerball drawing will take place at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time  /  9:59 p.m. Central Time  /  7:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

When no one won last Saturday night's November 24, 2012 POWERBALL jackpot, the initial estimate for the Wednesday November 28, 2012 jackpot was $425 million ($278.3 million cash value), then it was upped to $500 million - and now $550 million.
Tonight' Winnnings Powerball Lottery Numbers are:
  5  16   22   23    29    6

On Saturday, there was one power play winner in New York who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million.  There were also winners from 8 states who matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million.  Those winners were from Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.  
Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, Florida has had the strongest POWERBALL and Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.4 billion and yielding $557 million in education funding to date.  Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $570 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.  

Florida Lottery retailers who sell a jackpot winning ticket for this drawing will receive a bonus incentive of $80,000.  If there is a jackpot winning ticket sold in Florida and it includes Power Play, the retailer will receive an extra $20,000.  If there is a 5 of 5 winner with Power Play, the retailer will receive $5,000. 
POWERBALL jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning draw to receive the cash option of $203.3 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.