# Powerball Results, Numbers for 2/5/20: Did Anyone Win the \$60 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

The winning Powerball numbers from last night were 23, 30, 35, 41, and 57 and the Power Ball was 02. The jackpot was an estimated \$50 million with a cash option of \$35.8 million and the Power Play was X3.

## Did anyone win the Powerball drawing?

Nobody won the Powerball jackpot last night, but one ticket matched five numbers and used the Power Play so won \$2 million. Nine people matched four balls and the Power Ball and won \$50,000, while an additional two people did this using the Power Play and tripled their prize to \$150,000.

Nearly 200 people matched four balls and won \$100 and nearly 60 additional people used the Power Play to multiply their prize to \$300. More than 500 people also won \$100 by matching three balls and the Power Ball and more than 130 people tripled this prize to \$300.

Additionally, more than 423,000 players won smaller prizes ranging from \$4 to \$21 by matching various number combinations from just the Power Ball to three balls using the Power Play.

## Powerball drawing days

The Powerball lottery draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 10.59 p.m. The deadline for purchasing a ticket varies by jurisdiction but is typically between an hour and two hours before the drawing.

As nobody won the jackpot on Wednesday night, the jackpot for Saturday is an estimated \$60 million with a cash option of \$42.9 million.

## How to play the Powerball lottery

To play the Powerball lottery, players must purchase a ticket for \$2 per play from a licensed retailer in 45 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The only states in which players cannot purchase a ticket are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Players must choose five numbers between one and 69 for the white balls and one number between one and 26 for the red ball. Players can choose the numbers on a play slip or can have the lottery terminal randomly select numbers.

There is also the option of adding a Power Play to the ticket for an additional \$1 per play. The Power Play will multiply prizes—except for the jackpot and the match five—by the number of the Power Play. If a player wins the match five using the Power Play, the prize will be doubled to X2, regardless of the Power Play number.

The Power Play could be 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 and the X10 is only in play when the advertised jackpot is less than \$150 million.

## What happens when you win the lottery?

When a player wins a prize in the Powerball lottery, they must claim the prize within the jurisdiction in which they purchased their ticket. Prizes under \$600 can be claimed at any licensed lottery retailer and prizes of more than \$600 must be claimed at lottery offices and lottery headquarters.

Jackpot winners have the option of claiming their prize as an annuity which is made up of an initial payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments, or as a cash option which is of a lesser value but is paid out in one payment.