Powerball Winning Numbers For 2/26/2020 Drawing: $70M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $70 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 6:47 p m ET | Updated Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot stands at $70 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $50.7 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 26, are: 08, 27, 29, 36, 47 and the Powerball of 24.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
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Mega Millions results for 02/25/20; jackpot worth $55 million
(Courtesy Michigan Lottery)
LANSING, MI – Slowly but surely, the Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow as there was no winner of the $55 million jackpot for the drawing held on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
That means the drawing on Friday, Feb. 28 will be worth $60 million with a cash option of $42.9 million.
The Mega Millions numbers for Feb. 25: 2-9-43-49-63
The Gold Mega Ball: 15
The Megaplier: 2
Mega Millions winners for Feb. 25:
· Along with no grand prize winner, no one matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.
· In Michigan, one ticket sold won $20,000. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 185,517 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 7,423 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night, Feb. 26 with an estimated jackpot of $70 million and a cash option of $50.7 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is also Wednesday night, Feb. 26 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.2 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Wednesday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $193,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The drawing comes during a string of big lottery wins in the state. Earlier this month, a $70 million winning Powerball ticket was sold in Michigan. Last month, a Detroit woman claimed a $1 million Powerball prize after her mother pushed her into buying a ticket.
In December, a Grand Rapids woman claimed a $5 million prize that she only realized she’d won by scrolling through Facebook. The week prior, a Washtenaw County man expected to only win $20 playing an instant game, but was shocked to learn he won $1 million.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were a couple from Suttons Bay who came forward to claim an $80 million Powerball win. That couple plans on using the money to support their family of seven kids and 21 grandkids.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
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