Do you have the winning Powerball numbers for April 11? If so, you will become the lottery’s newest mega-millionaire — Saturday night’s jackpot is worth a cool $80 million.
The drawing takes place at 11 p.m. ET, so get your ticket ready. You’ll need to match all five numbers and the Powerball to win the grand prize, but even if you don’t have all the numbers, some of the non-jackpot prizes will fatten your wallet. Match five numbers (no Powerball) and take home $1 million before taxes, or match four numbers and the Powerball and get a check for $10,000. And yes, that’s before Uncle Sam takes his cut.
The Powerball winning numbers for April 11 are: 1, 12, 32, 42, 58 PB12
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It’s been several weeks since the jackpot has been given away, with no grand prize winner since March 25, when a ticket holder from Teaneck, New Jersey won $40 million. Since then, the jackpot has continued to increase, right up until the last drawing on April 8 which, once again, produced no winners.
Is this the big night for one lucky Powerball lottery ticket holder? With $80 million up for grabs, you can start dreaming about how you’ll spend your money until the 11 p.m. ET drawing.
While you’re coming up with ways to spend your newfound fortune, keep in mind that you won’t get the entire $80 million if you do happen to match all six numbers. US Mega reports that if you choose an annuity, you will receive a check for approximately $2 million each year for 30 years.
If you choose a lump sum payment, you will receive approximately $53.8 million before taxes — that’s a big check, so make sure you find a financial advisor and an attorney before you start spending your money.
Here are the winning Powerball numbers from the last five drawings. While you wait to see if you’re a winner in tonight’s drawing, check your old tickets — non-jackpot prizes range from $4 to $1 million, so it’s always worth double checking your numbers.
- April 8: 1, 19, 45, 46 PB 58
- April 4: 33, 39, 40, 41, 54 PB 28
- April 1: 02, 30, 33, 39, 44 PB 1
- March 28: 2, 4, 6, 12, 38, PB 17
- March 25: 7, 19, 23, 50, 54 PB 14
If there is no winner in the April 11 drawing, the next jackpot drawing on April 15 could be close to $100 million. Considering that is tax day, it will certainly make paying Uncle Sam a bit easier.
Powerball numbers are drawn at 11 p.m. ET every Wednesday and Saturday. Ticket are sold at lottery retailers in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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