Feeling lucky? You're not alone! Hopeful Powerball lottery winners across the country have their lucky Powerball winning numbers for the Feb. 5, 2014 drawing waiting in their wallets. Who will win the life-changing $215 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night? It's anyone's guess, but the amount just keeps on growing, including the cash option of $124.1 million, The Latino Post reported Wednesday, Feb. 5.
What's the probability of winning the Powerball jackpot on Feb. 5? 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.
BREAKING NEWS: The Powerball winning numbers for February 5, 2014 are 8, 17, 32, 57, 59, and the red Powerball number is 24.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Monday, Feb. 3, that another Powerball millionaire was minted in the last drawing. The New Jersey Powerball winner matched five out of six white Powerball winning numbers, missing only the red Powerball number for a $1 million prize. The $1 million Powerball winning ticket was purchased in Hudson County at Sky Light Wine & Spirit, LLC., 6714 Park Ave., Guttenberg for the Saturday, Feb. 1 drawing.
In addition, there were also three $10,000 winning tickets sold, with one of the winners purchasing a Power Play option which doubled their prize to $20,000. Another 40,782 New Jersey players took home an estimated $219,024 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. Carole Hedinger commented,
"Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning tickets. These lucky players now join the growing ranks of New Jersey Powerball winners."
The largest Powerball jackpot in lottery history was for $590.5 million. One Florida Powerball winner matched all six Powerball winning numbers, including the red Powerball number for the Saturday, May 18 drawing. Read the article Florida Powerball lottery winner Gloria MacKenzie claims massive $590M jackpot for more details.
What Time is the Powerball Drawing?
Florida Lottery officials claim the next Powerball drawing on Feb. 5, 2014, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. EST. Wednesday's estimated jackpot is $215 million annuity, or $124.1 million in cash. 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.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions winning numbers for Feb. 4, 2014, were 25, 44, 49, 60, 73, the Mega Ball number was 9, and the Megaplier was X 3. There were no jackpot winners for this drawing. Read the article Mega Millions winning numbers $94M Feb. 4: Who has the winning jackpot ticket? for more details.
Sources: Powerball.com; New Jersey Lottery; MLive News
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