The Powerball winning numbers results for the February 12, 2014 lottery drawing are set to be announced for the huge jackpot of nearly $300 million. The latest drawing will be shown on local CBS affiliate station WDBJ 7 in Roanoke on Wednesday evening, as many in the area are dealing with a large snow storm which has left individuals snowed in. Will there be a grand prize jackpot winner for the latest drawing?
Update: Winning numbers for Wednesday are 36, 44, 49, 52, 57 and a Powerball number of 1.
A Feb. 12 report via Latino Post indicates that the latest drawing takes place at 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time with the nation watching to see who wins. As of this report, the jackpot is up to a whopping $284 million, which breaks down to a $162.7 million cash prize for the lump sum. Nobody won the last drawing, held on Saturday, Feb. 8, which helped boost tonight's amount to such a hefty jackpot. Expect it to be over $300 million should there be no winners tonight.
The winning numbers for the Saturday drawing were 24, 25, 34, 37, 54 and a Powerball number of 29. Other prizes were awarded in that drawing, with Virginia containing 17,757 total winners of other monetary prizes. There were a total of 34 who matched four numbers in the drawing and 49 who matched three numbers with the Powerball. In addition to the grand prize jackpot, other prizes range from $4 up to $1,000,000 for a $2 ticket.
While nobody in Virginia has claimed a massive lottery prize recently, a retired trucker in West Virginia recently did. The Your4State.com site reported on Feb. 11 that Randy Brown of Man, W. Va., claimed a $1 million prize after matching five numbers in the Friday, Feb. 7 Mega Millions drawing. Brown reportedly bought his ticket at a C and L serve. There was a Powerball Match 5 ticket sold the following day in Beckley area, making for the first time the state had back-to-back $1 million winning tickets sold.
Drawings are held twice weekly and shown locally in the Roanoke area on WDBJ 7, the local CBS affiliate. A recorded version of the drawing is shown during the first commercial break of the late night news program at 11 p.m. EST. The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.