Powerball Ramps Up With $31 Million Jackpot Feb. 19; Where Do Lottery Profits Go?

Written By Staff on February 19, 2022
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The Powerball top prize continues to ramp up, with another exciting jackpot up for grabs in tonight’s drawing. For Feb. 19 the Grand Prize is an estimated $31 million. The lump sum cash value of tonight’s jackpot is $20.7 million.

See if you’re a winner right here after the drawing commences at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Check the Powerball winning numbers below.

Powerball Winning Numbers for Saturday, February 19, 2022

Winning numbers: 3 – 10 – 15 – 33 – 42

Powerball: 11

Multiplier: 2x

Does the PA Lottery make a profit?

With all the prize money won by lottery players every day, maybe you’ve wondered: Does the state lottery make a profit? The answer is yes…sort of.

Surely, ticket sales generate more funds for the lottery than are paid out in prize winnings. But the profits don’t flow to shareholders or CEOs. In PA, as in other states, the excess money raised goes to fund important social programs. In fact, the PA lottery was created to fund programs for senior citizens specifically.

Many other state lotteries use the proceeds to support public education in their states. For example, the NC lottery is officially referred to as the “North Carolina Education Lottery.” In Colorado, the profits are used to help preserve wildlife, parks and trails.

It’s not only state lottery tickets that benefit the state.The multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions generate revenue for the state as well. Fifty percent of those ticket sales go to the prize pool, and 50% goes to the state lottery where the ticket was sold.

PA Lottery is now online

If you’re ready to try buying tickets online, get on board with PA Online Lottery. You can play your favorite lotto games electronically, and be notified electronically if you win. The online instant-win games are a fun way to kill some time while benefiting seniors in PA.

New users get a $20 Free Play bonus, and a deposit match bonus up to $500 if you sign up now.

Playing the lottery has its benefits, but don’t over-do it. Always play responsibly.

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