The Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday's, May 25, 2011 drawing are worth a whopping $144,000,000. What would you do with all that money? Buy a new house? A bright, shiny red Ferrari? Take a trip around the world? The lucky lottery winner that matches all six Powerball numbers tonight would most likely be able to do all that and so much more!
Dreaming of Being the Next Millionaire?
This is the ninth Powerball drawing since Indiana's Hoosier Lottery sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $74,000,000 to William "Bill" Swanson II of Houston, Texas, who just happened to be visiting his mother in Indiana when he matched all six Powerball winning numbers. Since then, the Powerball jackpot has continued to rise until today, where it stands at $144,000,000 annuity, or $74,700,000 cash-value lump-sum before taxes.
Pennsylvania Lottery Winner
In other lottery news, a May 24th press release from the Pennsylvania Lottery, revealed a $200,000 Powerball winning ticket was sold at Giant Food Store, 3 Doublewoods Road in Langhorne, Bucks County, PA. The lucky Powerball winner matched all five white balls, but not the Powerball, for a $200,000 second-tier prize.
Don't Miss Tonight's Powerball Drawing!
Feeling lucky enough to match all six Powerball numbers for $144,000,000? The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Make sure to buy your tickets before then as some lottery retailers cut off Powerball ticket sales up to 2 hours before the drawing.
The Powerball numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. ET, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. You can check here for a list of TV stations that announce the Powerball winning numbers in your local viewing area.
Make sure to check out the comments section at the bottom of this article for the Powerball numbers shortly after the draw. The live Powerball drawing can be viewed online at PowerBall Live, also at 10:59 p.m. ET.
So, have you given any thought to what you'll do with $144,000,000? Hey, you never know. You could be the next multimillionaire and give it all away to charity!