Mega Millions Winning Numbers For Feb. 26: $245 Million
The two major lottery games are worth more than half a billion. The drawing for Tues., Feb. 26’s Mega Millions jackpot is for $245 million.
Mike Carraggi , Patch Staff
Posted Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 10:51 p m ET | Updated Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:18 p m ET
All eyes are on Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing as the lottery jackpots reach over a half a billion dollars. The Mega Millions jackpot for Feb. 26 is an estimated $245 million, with a cash option of an estimated $148.3 million. The winning numbers are 10-12-14-24-60 with a Megaball of 3.
Tuesday night’s drawing is the 16th since the New Year’s Day Mega Millions drawing was won. That winning ticket – worth $425 million – was cashed in by a group of Long Island co-workers. They took the single lump sum of $262,213,914, receiving a net of $176,155,308 after state and federal withholding.
The drawing Tuesday night comes after four tickets hit all five winning numbers on Friday, Feb. 22. Those tickets were sold in California, Maryland, Michigan and New York. None of the winners played the 4x Megaplier, meaning they all won $1 million.
Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing is an estimated $322 million, and the cash option is an estimated $196.1 million. That will be the 18th drawing since the jackpot was hit Dec. 26, with a $298.3 million winning ticket being sold in New York.
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The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball (the Mega Ball) are one in 302.6 million. No matter how many people play Mega Millions, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the number combinations not the number of players buying tickets.
The Megaplier add-on, which costs an extra dollar, increases non-jackpot prizes by two to five times.
Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 (the Mega Ball number.) Players can also use an easy pick feature, where a computer selects random numbers for them. To win the jackpot, a player much match all six numbers.Mega Millions Winning Numbers For Feb. 26: $245 Million – Boston, MA – The two major lottery games are worth more than half a billion. The drawing for Tues., Feb. 26's Mega Millions jackpot is for $245 million.
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.Powerball Winning Numbers For 2/26/2020 Drawing: $70M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $70 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. ]]>