How lucky are you? Match all six Powerball winning numbers on Feb. 22, 2014, and you could be joining the multimillionaire club alongside the latest $425.3 million California Powerball jackpot winner. The California lottery winner hit the massive jackpot in the last Powerball drawing, and if they can do it, you can too! Saturday's Powerball winning numbers are worth $40 million annuity, or $22.8 million in cold hard cash.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times commented on Friday, Feb. 21, that the California Powerball jackpot winner is likely getting over shock which explains why the $425.3 million winning ticket remains unclaimed.
"The winner has up to a year to claim the prize, but state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said people generally turn their ticket in within a week. I give the person the first day to be shocked, and then the wheels start turning."
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for February 22, 2014 are 2, 3, 13, 14, 54, and the red Powerball number is 4.
If no one matches all six Powerball numbers Saturday, Feb. 22, the estimated Powerball jackpot may reach $50 million or more by the time the next drawing rolls around on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
When is the Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 22, 2014. The Powerball game is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 Feb. 22? 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. 21, 2014, were 23, 29, 32, 45, 46, the Mega Ball number is 15, and the Megaplier is X 5. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers Feb. 21: Pennsylvania, Virginia lottery winners for more information.
Sources: Powerball; Mega Millions; Los Angeles Times
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