February 24, 2016
Powerball Drawing Live Video: Watch As Winning Numbers For $236 Million Jackpot Drawn On Feb. 24

It's Wednesday, Feb. 24 and that means it's time for the next Powerball drawing. No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the epic $1.58 billion that was won by three people on Jan 13, 2016. The jackpot has continued to roll making tonight's Powerball game an exciting one. The jackpot is currently at an estimated $236 million with a cash value of $156,300,000. The drawing takes place live tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET, and you can watch the drawing as it airs in the video below. We'll have the last Powerball drawing video up until then. The last Powerball winning numbers were drawn on Feb. 20 and they were 11, 12, 15, 16, 54 and the Power Ball was 25. The Power Play multiplier was 5x.

Update! The Powerball winning numbers for Feb 24 are in. Tonight's Powerball winning numbers for the $237.8 million jackpot are as follows: 21,31,64,65,67 and the Power Ball is 5. The Power Play multiplier is 3x.

Powerball is the nation's most popular jackpot, lottery game and is known for having large jackpot prizes. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. There are nine ways to win Powerball and it's important that those who play make sure to check their tickets to see if they have won in other ways beside the jackpot. Often times, people see that they didn't win the jackpot and throw their tickets away hastily. This results in unclaimed prizes and there are many times that a second-tier or third-tier Powerball prize that used a Power Play multiplier results in an very large win. The second-tier Powerball prize is won when you match all five white balls without the Power Ball. The prize for second-tier Powerball wins is $1 million and this can increase to $2 million when you add the Power Play. Other non-jackpot prizes multiply and the third-tier prize of matching four white balls and the Power Ball gives you a $50,000 win. Again, the third-tier prize can be multiplied when those who have winning tickets opted to add the Power Play.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each and the Power Play multiplier is an additional $1. Powerball jackpots always reset to $40 million, making it the nation's game with the largest lottery jackpots.

There has been great excitement surrounding Powerball since the $1.58, record-breaking jackpot that was drawn on Jan. 13. There were three winning tickets sold in that drawing. One ticket was sold in Tennessee, one in Florida and one in California. The Tennessee and Florida winners have come forward to claim their prizes, but the California winner remains unknown. According to California law, the Powerball jackpot winner has one year from the drawing, before forfeiting their claim to their winnings.Tennessee Powerball Winners John and Lisa Robinson on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Florida Powerball Winners Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt Hold Press Conference at Florida Lottery StudiosAs the California Powerball winner has yet to come forward, many have expressed concern on social media networks that something Is the California Powerball winner dead?Once you purchase your Powerball ticket, it's important to take care of it and keep it safe and secure. Some people purchase their Powerball tickets the day of the drawing, while others purchase them several days in advance. Keep your ticket in a safe place and make sure it doesn't become damaged. It is especially important to take care of your ticket should you be a winner. You will need to turn your ticket in to make your claim and the numbers must be legible, or else you run the risk of losing access to the winnings. Always sign the back of your lottery tickets and be careful who you tell should you be a winner.Protect Your Lottery TicketsStay tuned as we'll have the Powerball winning numbers and live drawing video for you as soon as they come in. Good luck!

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