Looking to strike it rich? Buy a lucky Powerball ticket for Saturday and see if you're the next lottery winner! The Powerball winning numbers for April 21, 2012 are worth $152,000,000 annuity, paid out in 30 annual payments, or a one-time cash payment of $94,400,000. Of course you'll have to put aside 25 percent for federal taxes, and whatever your state imposes for state lottery taxes. Still, who wouldn't want that amount in their bank account?
Virginia Powerball Winner Scores $1,000,000 Twice in One Drawing!
If you thought winning $1,000,000 would knock your socks off, what would winning $2,000,000 do for you? Now, imagine winning two $1,000,000 prizes twice in one drawing! Virginia lottery winner, Virginia Fike, knows exactly how it feels. You see, Virginia of Berryville, Virginia, played the same Powerball numbers twice, albeit mistakenly, nevertheless, both tickets were $1,000,000 winners!
Fike stopped to buy her lottery tickets at Olde Stone Truck Stop on Martinsburg Pike in Clear Brook, Virginia, for the April 7th drawing. She thought she was buying one Powerball ticket and the lucky Mega Millions winning numbers, but she ended up buying two Powerball tickets for the same drawing instead.
She was visiting her Mom in the hospital when the Powerball winning numbers were announced and that there were two $1,000,00 Virginia lottery winners. She said to her Mom, "Wouldn't it be funny if it was us?" Fike told Virginia Lottery officials, "I'm in shock!" Wouldn't you be in shock if you just found out you won $2,000,000 too?
Latest Powerball Results
The most recent Powerball numbers for the Wednesday, April 18th drawing were 20, 22, 39, 46, 49, and the Powerball number was 29. There were no Powerball jackpot, or $2,000,000 winners for this drawing. Powerball winners from Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee won $1,000,000 each.
What time is the April 21, 2012 Powerball drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is April 21st at 10:59pm ET. Saturday's estimated Powerball jackpot is $152,000,000 annuity, or $94,400,000 cash-value before taxes. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings, and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. You can catch the live drawing on select TV stations around the country, or by viewing Power Ball Live online, also at 10:59pm.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Saturday's Powerball results. Virginia Lottery's motto is "Helping Virginia's Public Schools."
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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