The winning numbers for the Wednesday August 15, 2012 Powerball are:
6 27 46 51 56 PB 21
No one won Saturday night's August 11, 2012 POWERBALL jackpot which caused tonight's Wednesday August 15, 2012 jackpot to climb to an estimated $212 million ($203.3 million cash value).
Saturday's winning lottery numbers can be viewed here.
The overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510.
Since POWERBALL launched in Florida in January 2009, Florida has had the strongest POWERBALL and Power Play sales of any U.S. lottery, exceeding more than $1.4 billion and yielding $557 million in education funding to date. Additionally, the Florida Lottery has had the most winners in the nation, winning more than $570 million in prizes, including four jackpot winners.
Florida Lottery retailers who sell a jackpot winning ticket for this drawing will receive a bonus incentive of $80,000. If there is a jackpot winning ticket sold in Florida and it includes Power Play, the retailer will receive an extra $20,000. If there is a 5 of 5 winner with Power Play, the retailer will receive $5,000.
POWERBALL jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within the first 60 days after the winning draw to receive the cash option of $203.3 million. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.