Feeling lucky? Then you should definitely buy the winning Powerball jackpot ticket. The Nov. 28, 2012 Powerball winning numbers are now up to $500 million, up from an already record $425 million, reported USA Today.com on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for November 28, 2012 are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the red Powerball number is 6. There were two winning Powerball jackpot tickets sold for Wednesday’s drawing. The Powerball winners purchased their winning tickets in Arizona and Missouri.
Powerball lottery frenzy has gripped the country this week. Millions upon millions of lottery players are gobbling up handfuls of winning Powerball tickets with hopes that they’ll be the newest $500 million Powerball jackpot winner.
The last drawing on Nov. 24 produced a slew of Powerball lottery winners, but none of them were lucky enough to match all six Powerball winning numbers for the $325 million jackpot. Since then, the Powerball jackpot has already increased twice, including the Nov. 27 increase.
Who knows how high the Powerball jackpot will go? It’s anyone’s guess, but chances are it’ll go even higher than it is right now. According to USA Today, Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association explained,
“Typically, 60 percent of sales occur the last day. We’ll see how many people decide to play $500 million. We’re saying $500 million – it’ll be higher. But you’ve got to stop at a number for marketing purposes.”
What are the odds of winning the Powerball numbers? Just 1 in 175,000,000. Can you do it? Could you pick all six Powerball winning numbers for the Nov. 28 drawing? It’s up to you, but remember, you can’t win, if you don’t play!
When is the Next Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Nov. 28 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Wednesday’s estimated jackpot is a whopping $500 million annuity, or a one-time cash payout of $327.4 million. Both amounts are before taxes. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
When is the Next Mega Millions Drawing?
The next Mega Millions drawing is tonight, November 27, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. ET. Tuesday’s estimated jackpot is $49 million annuity, or $37 million in cash. If no one wins tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot, it could reach $60 million by the next drawing. Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn Tuesday and Friday evenings at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets are sold in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Sources: Powerball.com; USA Today.com; ABC News
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