Powerball Jackpot $123 Million For Feb. 2 Drawing; Fortune Cookie Numbers Pay Off For One Lottery Player

Written By Staff on February 2, 2022
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Powerball wrapped up the first month of the year with no new jackpot winner. The new Grand Prize is up to $123 million for tonight’s drawing, Feb 2. Check your numbers below after the drawing to see if you’re the winner of this jackpot with a cash value of $84.7 million.

The previous drawing, on Monday, produced a single winner of $1 million in addition to thousands of lower-tier winners. The $1 million ticket, sold in CA, matched the first five balls but not the Powerball.

Winning numbers are posted below after 11 p.m.

PowerBall Winning Numbers for Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Winning numbers: 18 – 29 – 33 – 62 – 63

Powerball: 15

Multiplier: 3x

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Fortune cookie numbers pay off $4 million in January Mega Millions drawing

One man’s fortune cookie lived up to its name last month. After having his weekly meal at a Chinese restaurant, Gabriel Fierro, 60, of Cornelius, NC used the “lucky numbers” from his fortune cookie on a Mega Millions ticket. Those numbers matched the first five in the Jan. 18 drawing. Fierro paid an extra $1 for the Megaplier on his ticket, so his win was multiplied to $4 million.

Fierro purchased the ticket through NC’s Online Lottery site. The $4 million prize is the highest prize ever won via the state’s online portal.

He told WRAL, who originally reported the story, “I got an email in the morning and I just stared at it dumbfounded. I took it and showed it to my wife and she thought it was an April Fool’s joke or maybe a scam.”

A scam it was not. The couple received $2,840,401 after taxes.

PA offers online lottery too

The PA Lottery awarded its highest online prize, also $4 million, in the very same drawing as NC. If you want to take a shot at setting the next online record, you can sign up for PA Online Lottery. New users get $20 in free play by going through our link. Also take advantage of the deposit match up to $500 when depositing money to play.

Good luck and as always, play responsibly.

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