Lottery fever is sweeping across the country as the Powerball jackpot reaches a mind-blowing $247 million. All six Powerball winning numbers must be on one ticket in order to win the Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 jackpot. The one-time cash option is also life-changing at $142.5 million, according to The Latino Post on Saturday, Feb. 8. Sadly, both options are before Uncle Sam deducts state and federal taxes. Whoever wins the massive Powerball tonight's jackpot will be set for life!
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers on Saturday, Feb. 8, the estimated Powerball jackpot will most likely reach $300 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around next Wednesday.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for February 8, 2014 are 24, 25, 34, 37, 54, and the red Powerball number is 29.
New Jersey Powerball Winner Scores Big Money
Meanwhile, New Jersey lottery officials announced on Feb. 6, that another $10,000 Powerball prize was won in the last drawing. The Powerball winning ticket was sold in Cape May County at Shoprite of Marmora, 4 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Marmora, for the Wednesday, Feb. 5 drawing. The lucky New Jersey lottery winner matched four out of five Powerball winning numbers, AND the red Powerball number for the third-tier prize.
New Jersey Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced,
"Congratulations to the fortunate lottery player who purchased the winning ticket. The lucky player now joins the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners."
The New Jersey Powerball winning ticket is still unclaimed at this time. If you happen to be the lottery winner, Powerball suggests you sign the back of your winning ticket immediately, put it in a safe place, and bring it to your local lottery headquarters ASAP. Powerball tickets have expiration dates on them. If they expire, the prize money will be forfeited and you will miss out on your fortune!
Latest Powerball Results, Numbers and Winners
The most recent Powerball winning numbers for Feb. 7, 2014, were 8, 17, 32, 57, 59, and the red Powerball number was 24. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Powerball winning numbers results Feb. 5: Did anyone win the Powerball jackpot? for more details.
When is the Powerball Drawing?
According to the Florida Lottery, the next Powerball drawing on Feb. 8, 2014, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EST. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Tickets cost $2 each, and another $1 for the Power Play option which could instantly multiply your prize winnings.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, Feb. 8? Lottery officials say the overall odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510, meaning you are 251 times more likely to be hit by lightning! The odds of winning any prize is 1 in 31.85.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for Feb. 7, 2014, was 11, 21, 23, 35, 64, the Mega Ball number is 10, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $107M Feb. 7: California lottery winner gets rich for more information.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery
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