Are you ready for some Powerball tonight? The Powerball winning numbers for February 4, 2012 are worth a staggering $200,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash payment of $125,100,000! The lottery winner will have to match all six winning lottery numbers in order to claim Saturday's Powerball grand prize. It would be awesome if your favorite football teamÂ—New England Patriots or New York GiantsÂ—won the 2012 Super Bowl, and you won the Powerball jackpot as well!
$1,000,000 Kentucky Powerball Winner!
Joseph Bennett of Covington, Kentucky, is a very happy and rich man, thanks to a $1,000,000 Powerball prize he won. The first $1,000,000 lottery winner since Powerball ramped up its game, Bennet purchased his lucky ticket at Remke Market in Covington, Kentucky, for last Saturday's drawing. Since the Powerball game changed its rules in January with increased $2 ticket prices, the new prize amount for a second-tier wager is now $1,000,000.
Kentucky Lottery officials said the 69-year-old Covington man purchased a quick-pick computer generated number instead of a favorite lottery number. Bennet's ticket matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the Powerball number. Had Bennet spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, he would have won $2,000,000. Even though he ended up with $690,000 after taxes, Bennet is still a happy man.
What Time is Tonight's Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:59pm ET. Don't miss this Powerball drawing as it is worth $200,000,000! The Powerball game is played in 42 States, Washington D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings. You can catch the live drawing on select TV stations around annuity the country, or by viewing Power Ball Live online, also at 10:59pm.
The most recent Powerball numbers for the Wednesday, February 1st drawing, were 8, 13, 17, 34, 59, and the Powerball number was 35. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
Please Play Responsibly
Remember, playing the lottery should be fun, but sometimes too much lottery fun can be addictive and could ruin lives. Please play responsibly, and don't spend more than you're willing to lose.
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for Saturday's Powerball results. The Georgia Lottery says, "Today could be the day!"
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