Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the latest Powerball winner! The lottery winner—who purchased their ticket from the Maryland Lottery—matched all six Powerball winning numbers for the Christmas Eve Powerball drawing on December 24, 2011. Saturday’s Powerball results are 14, 16, 30, 51, 52, the Powerball number is 19, and the Power Play number is X 2.
Powerball Results and Lottery Winners 12/24/2011
Not surprisingly, the Christmas Eve Powerball drawing drew millions of lottery players, all hoping for a chance to be filthy-rich millionaires! Although there were a total of 1,211,530 Powerball winners on December 24, 2011, only one Powerball winner earned the right to take home the estimated $125,000,000 jackpot!
Maryland Powerball Winner?
Just because the Powerball winner purchased his or her winning lottery ticket from the Maryland Lottery, doesn’t mean the lottery winner is a Maryland resident. Many players purchase lottery tickets while driving through the state on their way to work or on vacation. It’s still too early to tell who the Powerball winner is, or where they come from.
Million Dollar Powerball Winners!
There were also two $1,000,000 Powerball Power Play winners in Saturday’s drawing. The lottery winners matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number for the second-tier prize. Normally, the payout for this type of wager would be $200,000, but luckily for the Powerball winners, they spent an extra dollar on Power Play tickets, which instantly increased their winnings to $1,000,000! The winners bought their winning lottery tickets in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
$200,000 Powerball Winners
Seven more Powerball winners won the second-tier prize by matching five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. However, these winners did NOT purchase Power Play tickets and will win the normal payout of $200,000. The lottery winners purchased their winning tickets in Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
$10,000 Lottery Winners
In addition to all the high-tier winners, there were also fifty-two Match 4 + 1 Powerball winners for $10,000 each. They all matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers, AND the Powerball number for the third-tier prize. Six of those winners played the Power Play option, and when multiplied by the Power Play number of 2, their winnings will automatically increase to $20,000 instead.
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2011, when the estimated Powerball jackpot will be reset to $20,000,000 annuity, or $12,600,000 cash-value.
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