LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Powerball winning numbers for December 18, 2013 results tonight have just been announced to news. The latest Powerball winning numbers for 12/18/13 follows a day of excitement over the Mega Millions winners. But were there any Powerball wins this evening, and if not, how big could the draw become this Saturday? Your Powerball winning numbers for 12-18-13 are 7, 24, 37, 39, 40, Powerball: 1.
Tonight’s Powerball results represent the future of such games domestically. Back in October, Powerball winning numbers were generating more news than Mega Millions’ numbers. The reason were the draw amounts, larger with Powerball. So Mega Millions modified their game in October to compete. In doing so, they made the odds for a jackpot win harder. That drove up draw amounts, faster, to record levels.
Tonight’s draw for Powerball is “only” fifty million dollars. It carries a twenty-eight million cash value. But the real money made by Powerball and Mega Million is when draw amounts reach record numbers.
One such winner who knows that is Hugh Hawkins. He won eight years ago this week. He became a $113.2 million Powerball jackpot winner, the largest lottery prize ever won in Iowa. “We view this Powerball winning as a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous responsibility,” Hugh Hawkins said at the time. “We believe it provides us with opportunity to do things that we would not be able to do without this financial security – but more importantly, we believe there is great responsibility that comes with this winning.”
He added “We will work to manage this winning in a way that is respectful – and ultimately, in a way that creates good.” For other Mega Millions and Powerball winning numbers this week click HERE.