The Powerball jackpot now sits at $70 million with a cash value of $49.8 million. The Mega Millions jackpot just hit last night when a lotto player in nearby New Jersey cashed the winning ticket worth an estimated $202 million ($142.2 million cash value).
Another chance to win millions awaits in this evening’s drawing at 10:59 p.m. ET. If you still need to purchase your chance at the jackpot, or more chances at it, you have options.
You can buy Powerball (and Mega Millions) tickets at authorized PA retailers, or do so online or from your mobile device through the iLottery platform. You can sign up using our links for a free $5 to get you started.
Powerball winning numbers February 12
Check back here just after 11 p.m. ET to check the winning numbers for Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Winning numbers: 55 – 68 – 47 – 54 – 14 and Powerball: 25
Choose your own numbers, or select the Quick Pick automatic option – the choice is yours.
Recent Powerball winners in PA and beyond
The numbers for the previous drawing on Saturday, Feb. 8 were: 35 – 49 – 50 – 59 – 66 and a Powerball of 06. The Powerplay was 2x. While no one hit every number, eight people matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Three of them doubled their winnings to $100,000 with the Powerplay activated.
The last time the Powerball jackpot hit was Jan. 29 by a lotto player in Florida. That lucky winner claimed a $396.9 million jackpot that had rolled over 24 times.
The most recent winning jackpot ticket in PA was claimed by the Emerald Legacy Trust in the March 17, 2018 drawing. The cash prize was a whopping $273.9 million and the ticket was purchased at a Speedway in Manheim, Lancaster County.
Plenty others have claimed five- to six-figure Powerball wins recently in PA, however. That includes four $100,000 winners in January who matched four white balls with the Powerball and had the Powerplay activated (to double the normal $50,000 payout).
Odds are long but potential payouts are big
Your odds of winning a prize in the Powerball drawing is 1 in 24.9. Odds of hitting the jackpot are a lofty 1 in 292,201,338 while odds of matching all five white balls to win $1 million are 1 in $11,688,054.
Matching four white balls with the powerball for $50,000 stands at chances of 1 in 913,129.
The odds are long for a chance at a big payout. Always play responsibly, and good luck.