Wednesday's Powerball results are in so go check your tickets! The Powerball winning numbers for February 8, 2012 are 17, 28, 38, 39, 51, and the Powerball number is 33. Unfortunately, there were no $250,000,000 jackpot winners in last night's drawing.
Most would consider that bad news, but it only gives the lottery players that didn't win another chance at the ever-growing jackpot that now stands at an incredible $310,000,000. How hard can it be to pick six numbers? Evidently it's harder than it seems!
Lottery Fever Grows
Since the ticket prices rose to $2 on January 15th, the jackpot has been growing exponentially. "Lottery Fever" has unofficially begun and will continue until someone wins the huge jackpot. Like a snowball racing downhill, the size of the Powerball grand prize is getting larger and larger with every drawing. Someone has to win eventually, but until then it's anyone's guess as to how large it will get. As it is, the $310,000,000 jackpot is the largest it's been since February 18, 2006 when a winning ticket for $365,000,000 was split by the ConAgra Foods group in Nebraska.
Powerball Lottery Winners 2/8/2012
It seems unbelievable that with a total of 1,434,968 Powerball winners, no one could come up with all six Powerball winning numbers for the February 8th drawing. Not only is that unusual, but there were no $2,000,000 Power Play winners either!
There were five (5) Match 5 + 0 winners that matched five out of six winning lottery numbers, but not the Powerball number for the second-tier prize. The Powerball winners purchased their $1,000,000 tickets in Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, and New Jersey.
There were also sixty-four (64) Match 4 + 1 winners for $10,000 each. Twelve (12) of those smart players purchased Power Play tickets so their tickets automatically increase to $40,000. That's a great incentive to spend an extra dollar on a Power Play ticket!
All together, there were a total of 1,434,968 Powerball winning tickets sold with prizes ranging from $4 to $1,000,000. Were you one of the many Powerball winners last night, and if so, how much did you win?
Don't Miss the Next Powerball Drawing!
The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 10:59pm EST, so don't miss it! The estimated jackpot is a whopping $310,000,000 annuity, or $193,400,000 cash-value. 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.
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.
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