Who's feeling especially lucky this holiday season? The December 14th Powerball winning numbers are worth a holly-jolly $78,000,000 annuity, or $48,600,000 cash.
Just match all six lottery numbers Wednesday night and you could be the next multimillionaire! That's enough to put anyone in a festive mood this Christmas, whether you've got your entire family to buy for, or a shiny new car for yourself.
Havre de Grace, Maryland Man Wins $1,000,000
Jose Antonetti, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, was feeling pretty darned good about his early Christmas present when he claimed his huge lottery check yesterday at Maryland Lottery headquarters. On his way to take a Sunday nap, the 79-year-old man paused to print off last Saturday's Powerball winning numbers first. Jose handed them to his wife and proceeded to bed.
His wife got all excited saying he won $200,000, but Jose knew better. You see, Antonetti spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option. He knew the lottery ticket was worth a lot more than that, so he had his daughter check the ticket a second time. That's when the Antonetti family realized Jose was a millionaire! What an awesome Christmas they're going to have!
According to Maryland Lottery officials, Antonetti matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers (4, 19, 33, 41, 59), but not the Powerball number (9) for the Saturday, December 10th drawing. The lucky lottery winner purchased his Power Play ticket at Post Road Liquors, 1123 Revolution Street, in Havre de Grace, Maryland. The store will also receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It's a win-win for everyone!
Don't Miss Tonight's Powerball Drawing!
The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10:59pm ET. The estimated Powerball jackpot is $78,000,000 annuity, or $48,600,000 cash-value before taxes. The multi-state Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball numbers are drawn live each Wednesday and Saturday evenings. You can catch the live drawing on select TV stations around annuity the country, or by viewing Power Ball Live online, also at 10:59pm.
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.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Wednesday's Powerball winning numbers. Like the Georgia Lottery says, "Today could be the day!"
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