What would you do with the $500 million Powerball jackpot if you win on Nov. 27, 2012?
UPDATE: The Powerball results for Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the Powerball is 6. There were two winning tickets that matched all of the numbers. The tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri.
Aside from dreaming about what to do with the money if you match all five numbers and the Powerball, the massive jackpot is prompting lots of questions by those who are hoping to become instant multi-millionaires:
- How much money will I get if I win?
- What is the latest time I can buy a ticket on Wednesday?
- What numbers should I play?
- How much does a ticket cost?
- Where can I buy a ticket?
- What time can I find out the Powerball lottery results?
Now the largest jackpot in Powerball history, heavy lottery sales may make the jackpot increase to more than half a million dollars before the 11 p.m. drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
How much money will I get if I win the $500 million Powerball jackpot on Wednesday?
Right now with the jackpot at $500 million, a single ticket winner will get the winner would have the choice of receiving the full jackpot paid out over 29 years (30 payments) or a lump sum payment of approximately $327 million before taxes. (Subject to increase if the jackpot continues to grow before Wednesday’s drawing.)
What numbers should I play?
There is no way to predict what numbers will be drawn, so just pick five different numbers from 1 to 59 and one number for the Powerball between 1 and 35. You can also let the computer pick for you and a “Quick Pick” number will be generated from the machine.
You win the jackpot by matching all five numbers plus the Powerball.
What is the latest time I can buy a ticket on Wednesday?
You can buy a Powerball ticket at your local lottery retailer until 9:50 p.m. on November 28. Expect long lines are expected to be long at some retail stores.
How much does a ticket cost?
Powerball tickets are $2 each. You can increase your non-jackpot prizes with the PowerPlay feature. Check the “yes” box in the yellow PowerPlay box on the lottery slip to add this option for an extra $1 per ticket, for a total of $3 per ticket.
Where can I buy a Powerball ticket?
You can play at lottery retails including convenience stores, liquor stores, and supermarkets in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
What time is the drawing on Wednesday night?
The $500 million Powerball drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
The Sweepstakes Examiner will publish the lottery results immediately after the drawing on Wednesday.
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