The Powerball jackpot has climbed quickly to the current Grand Prize total of $45 million. It’s only been a little over a week since the last Powerball jackpot hit. The most recent big win was last Monday on Valentine’s day.
For tonight, Feb. 23, the lump sum cash value of the prize is $30.1 million before taxes. A jackpot winner can choose to take the lump sum payment all at once, or the higher amount as an annuity that is paid out in graduated annual installments over 29 years.
Check the Powerball winning numbers below after the 11:00 p.m. drawing.
Powerball Winning Numbers for Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Winning numbers: 6 – 17 – 21 – 35 – 64
Recent PA lottery jackpots
The PA Lottery announced three big winners in the state from recent drawings. On Sunday, two players hit the PA Lottery Treasure Hunt jackpot and will split the $133,000 prize. Those tickets sold in Beaver County and Philadelphia. In addition, a Cash 5 with Quick Cash ticket sold in Philadelphia hit the $418,000 jackpot on Monday.
Two of the three winning tickets were purchased in Philadelphia. If that sounds fishy, you might be interested to check out the PA Lottery Winner’s Map where they publish the prizes and total amounts won in every PA county.
The map currently shows data from the 2019-2020 fiscal year. However, you can see a list of individual prizes won in each county as recent as last month. For 2019-2020, the PA counties with the highest amount of money won from the PA Lottery were:
- Philadelphia: $365,137,968
- Allegheny: $311,440,809
- Montgomery: $139,365,433
- Bucks: $127,253,664
- Westmoreland: $119,724,069
The four counties with the most money won are also the top 4 most populous counties in Pennsylvania. The PA Lottery claims that prizes are randomly distributed throughout the state, and there’s no way to know who will win next. Of course, in the case of draw games, it comes down to who happens to pick the correct numbers. The Winner’s Map is just one way the PA Lottery illustrates their transparency for lottery players.
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