ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Powerball winning numbers for tonight May 11, 2013 prompted a massive a draw. What were the Powerball winning numbers results for this evening’s May 11, 2013 draw, start time 10:59 PM EST? Officials in a live news announcement moments ago confirmed the numbers as 6,23,19,43,13 and the Powerball is 16. Prior to Saturday’s numbers being announced, officials told news that the draw jumped to two hundred twenty-two million dollars. The cash option tonight was confirmed at one hundred forty-five million dollars. And the merchant who sells the winning ticket, if there is only one, will walk away with a bonus of one million dollars as well.
Last November, that excitement struck 4 Sons Food located on North Fountain Hills Boulevard in Fountain Hills, AZ. It sold the Arizona-winning Powerball ticket then valued at five hundred eighty million dollars with a cash option at three hundred eighty million dollars.
The November 28, 2012 Powerball draw was worth five hundred fifty million dollars. Among the Powerball and Mega Million records, it was the second largest in U.S. history. The record was set in March 2012 when three winning tickets were sold in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland for Mega Millions, with a payout of six hundred fifty-six million dollars.
Last fall, Richard Lustig told Good Morning America that there is an approach how to play Powerball. He told news to research and see if you numbers have won before. He said to reduce your selection down to ten sets of numbers and stay with those numbers. He also told news never to increase the number of tickets you buy week to week but only buy the same amount on a regular basis. “Pick your own numbers instead of having the machine do it for you”.
But if you win tonight, make sure to present you ticket promptly to officials. Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland lottery, told news last year that people always claim to have a winning ticket. “Everyone says they know [the winner] is their cousin, mother, friend, guy up the street or guy who mows the lawn… But the proof has to be in front of us.”