Powerball Winning Numbers For 2/19/2020 Drawing: $50M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $50 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Feb 19, 2020 6:50 p m ET | Updated Feb 19, 2020 11:05 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot has crept up to $50 million for the player with the winning ticket on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $35.4 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 19, are: 10, 12, 15, 19, 56 and the Powerball of 19.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:
- $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
- $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
- $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
- $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.
Powerball Winning Numbers For 2/19/2020 Drawing: $50M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $50 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
Powerball Results, Numbers for 3/2/19: Did Anyone Win The $348 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
The Powerball drawing on Saturday night was worth $348 million with a cash option of $211.9 million. Did anyone get lucky and win the jackpot?
The latest Powerball lottery drawing was held at 11 p.m. on Saturday night. The selected numbers were 01-19-25-27-68, Powerball 21, and Power Play 2X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot, there were two Match 5 winners who won one million dollars in Delaware and Ohio, the lottery website states.
The next Powerball drawing will be on Wednesday at 11 p.m. The jackpot prize is now worth $381 million with a cash option of $228.1 million, according to the Mega Millions website.
The popular lottery game holds drawings twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday nights, according to the lottery website. Powerball is played across 44 states in the U.S.
The last person to claim a Powerball prize was a woman from Clare County, Michigan for $200,000. Beverly Blackledge, 70, matched four of the white balls during the February 16 drawing, according to a statement from the Powerball lottery. Blackledge told lottery officials she had purchased a PowerPlay, which doubled her prize to $2000,000.
Blackledge told lottery officials she purchased the winning ticket at the Shell gas station in Harrison, Michigan. She said she buys a ticket the day before each Powerball drawing and always buys the Powerplay.
“I buy a ticket the day before every drawing and I always get the Powerplay,” said Blackledge. “I called the winning number hotline the day after the drawing and wrote down the winning numbers. I started with the Powerball and saw mine matched and then went on to match four white balls. When I realized the Powerplay was four, I couldn’t believe how much I had just won.”
Blackledge claimed her winnings on Friday, according to the Powerball press release. She told lottery officials she will pay off her bills, make some home improvements, and buy a new car.
“It feels amazing to win this prize, it’s like a breath of fresh air. This will provide financial relief for me and my family,” Blackledge told lottery officials.
In other lottery news, someone from New Jersey won the $267 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, according to the website. The winning numbers for Friday night’s drawing were 29-33-39-60-66, Mega Ball 21, and Megaplier 2X, according to the Mega Millions website.
“NEW JERSEY – $267 MILLION #MegaMillions #jackpot WON!! A *very* lucky winning ticket in NJ matched all 5 white balls + Mega Ball to win the top prize last night!” Mega Millions tweeted on Saturday morning.
NEW JERSEY – $267 MILLION #MegaMillions #jackpot WON!! A *very* lucky winning ticket in NJ matched all 5 white balls + Mega Ball to win the top prize last night! 🎉
Powerball’s jackpot on Saturday was worth $348 million with a cash option of $211.9 million.