Happy Monday, lottery players. Monday means another big jackpot up for grabs in tonight’s Powerball drawing. The Top Prize has increased again, to $65 million for Feb. 28. The lump sum cash value, if a winner chooses to take it all at once, is $43.3 million before withholding.
Saturday night’s drawing produced one big winner of a $2 million prize. A ticket sold in MD matched the first five balls, but not the red powerball. That would usually win a prize of $1 million, but the player spent the extra $1 to add the Power Play option to their ticket. Power Play multiplies all prizes other than the jackpot.
Check the Powerball winning numbers below after the 11:00 p.m. EST drawing.
Powerball Winning Numbers for Monday, February 28, 2022
Winning numbers: 7 – 21 – 39 – 47 – 55
Win more with Powerball ticket options
Power Play is just one way Powerball has made the draw game more exciting for lottery players. If you don’t know how it works, here’s a recap. With Power Play, the second-tier prize of $1 million (won if the ticket matches the first five white balls) is always doubled to $2 million.
In addition, after the numbers are drawn, there is also a multiplier number drawn. This multiplier number is used to multiply all other prizes, except the jackpot. The Power Play multiplier can be 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or 10x. So even a third-tier prize of $50,000 could potentially be increased to $500,000!
Another exciting ticket add-on, available in select jurisdictions, is Powerball’s Double Play. The $1 option makes your chosen numbers eligible to win in a second drawing, right after the main televised drawing. The prizes for Double Play drawings are always the same, with a Top Prize of $10 million, a second-prize of $500,000 and third-tier prize of $50,000.
The Power Play option cannot be applied to Double Play drawings. A total of 13 lotteries offer Double Play. They are Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.
Try your favorite lottery games online in PA
Speaking of excitement, there’s lots going on over at PA’s official online lottery app. PA residents can enjoy the convenience of playing their favorite lottery games from the comfort of home, or on-the-go. This includes Powerball, Mega Millions and many PA Lottery games as well.
If you don’t want to wait for drawings, there are online instant-win games to try, too. Sign up today and receive a $20 Free Play Bonus. PA iLottery is also offering a deposit match bonus up to $500, so there’s never been a better time to join!
Have fun and always play responsibly.