Powerball Winning Numbers Update: December 21 Lottery Results, Jackpot Skyrockets to $125M

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Did you buy Powerball tickets for the December 21st drawing? Then you’ll want to check Wednesday’s Powerball winning numbers to see if you’re one of many lottery winners. The Powerball results are 10, 13, 15, 31, 54, the Powerball number is 18, and the Power Play number is X 5.

Sadly, no one won the $104,000,000 Powerball jackpot. There were however, almost 1,000,000 lottery winners in last night’s drawing. Were you one of them? But it’s not all bad news. The Powerball jackpot rolled over and jumped to an estimated $125,000,000 annuity, or $80,200,000 cash for the next drawing, which just happens to be on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2011. Wouldn’t you love to wake up Christmas morning as the latest Powerball winner? What an awesome present that would be under the tree!

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Powerball Results 12/21/2011

Although there were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday night, there were two (2) Match 5 + 0 winners that matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. The first Powerball winner spent an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket and was rewarded handsomely for it. The lottery winner, who purchased the winning ticket in Missouri, is an instant millionaire today because he or she took a chance and won!

The other second-tier winner also matched five out of six lottery numbers, but not the Powerball number. The Powerball winner purchased the winning ticket in Florida, but neglected to buy a Power Play ticket. The lottery winner will also be thrilled with the prize, however, the amount will only be $200,000 instead of $1,000,000. Two Powerball winners, one played the Power Play option, one didn’t. What a difference one dollar makes!

In addition to the high-tier winners, there were thirty-nine (39) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000. Each Powerball winner matched four out of five white Powerball winning number, AND the Powerball number for the third-tier prize. Six (6) of those winners purchased Power Play tickets, and when multiplied by last night’s Power Play number of 5, will be $50,000 richer for spending the extra dollar.

Don’t Miss the Christmas Eve Powerball Drawing!

The next Powerball drawing will be held on December 24, 2011 at 10:59 p.m. ET. Saturday’s Powerball winning numbers are worth an estimated $125,000,000 annuity paid out in 30 annual payments, or as a one-time lump-sum payment of $80,200,000 in cash before Uncle Sam claims his portion. Powerball drawings are held live each Wednesday and Saturday evening and is played in 42 States, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.

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.

See all Donna’s Mega Millions results and Powerball results at Gather.com.

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