Powerball Winning Numbers For 2/26/2020 Drawing: $70M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $70 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Feb 26, 2020 6:47 p m ET | Updated Feb 26, 2020 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot stands at $70 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $50.7 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. 26, are: 08, 27, 29, 36, 47 and the Powerball of 24.
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 2/26/2020 Drawing: $70M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $70 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020.
Powerball Winning Numbers Sept. 26; Estimated Jackpot Now $25 Million
For Saturday, Sept. 26, the Powerball estimated jackpot has grown to $25 million. There’s also a straight one-time cash option of $20 million for the potential jackpot winner.
Winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Sept. 26
Powerball drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday after 11 p.m. EST. Be sure to check back below after tonight’s drawing for the winning numbers.
Winning numbers: 11 – 21 – 27 – 36 – 62, Powerball: 24
No big winners for Powerball in Sept. 22 drawing
The last Powerball drawing, which was Wednesday, Sept. 22, yielded no big winning millionaires. As a recap, the winning numbers were 8 – 17 – 49 – 52 – 59, with a Powerball of 1. The Power Play multiplier was 2X.
Across the country, only three tickets matched four white balls plus the Powerball. Out of the three, only one lone ticket purchased the $1 Power Play multiplier. This boosted the prize of $10,000 to $20,000.
Lottery tickets are available online in PA and other states
Just being physically located in PA gives you the convenience and opportunity to purchase Powerball and other draw tickets online. Also, did you know that the PA online lottery offers lots of promotions and exciting incentives for new and existing players?
Pennsylvania is not the only state where you can legally buy lottery tickets online, either. The following states also allow lottery tickets to be purchased online:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
As a reminder, lottery games are fun and entertaining. However, keep in mind to play responsibly.
Check the winning Powerball numbers here following the Saturday, Sept. 26, drawing, and buy your draw lottery tickets online in participating states.