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Powerball Results, Numbers for 2/13/19: Did Anyone Win The $242 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

Powerball’s drawing on Wednesday night was worth $242 million with a cash option of $148.1 million. Did anyone get lucky enough to win the jackpot?

The Powerball drawing was held on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. EST. The winning numbers chosen were 02-08-14-24-69, Powerball 26, and Power Play 2X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot, there were two winners in California and Florida to match five of the winning Powerball numbers, the website states. 

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday night at 11 p.m. EST. The jackpot is now worth $260 million with a cash option of $159.1 million, according to the Powerball website. 

The lottery drawings for Powerball are held every Wednesday and Saturday nights, the Powerball website states. It is known as one of the more popular lottery games because it’s played in 44 states across the U.S. The jackpot starts at $40 million and then continues to grow until someone win the jackpot, according to the lottery website.

gettyimages-503900992-594x594 A machine prints Powerball lottery tickets at a convenience store in Washington, DC, January 7, 2016. Wednesday night's Powerball is worth $242 million with a cash option of $148.1 million. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The last person to claim a Powerball prize was a man from Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Robert Stanton, a utility worker, claimed his $50,000 on Monday from the January 30 Powerball drawing. He told lottery workers that he purchased a $10 ticket from a 7-Eleven in College Park, Maryland.

“I checked my ticket on the Lottery App and immediately recognized four numbers,” Stanton told lottery officials. “Three numbers and the Power Ball is $100, so I was happy. I went to the 7-Eleven and the cashier told me that she couldn’t cash it. I was confused.”

That’s when the cashier showed him the printout of $50,000. Stanton told lottery officials he and the cashier were shocked and happy to see the printout.

“I was blown away,” he said. “I think the clerk was as surprised as I was. We had a mini-celebration, she and I.”

Stanton and his wife, Suzanne, told lottery officials the two were trying to buy a new home and that the winnings will help them with their goal.

“We’ve been looking for a few weeks and have gone back and forth about how to handle a down payment. That conversation has gotten a lot easier all of a sudden,” Stanton said.

In other lottery news, a man from Jamaica claimed a prize over $1.1 million while wearing a mask from the 1996 horror film “Scream,” according to a gambling company in Jamaica. The lottery winner, who identified himself as “A. Campell” claimed his million dollar prize on February 5, according to Supreme Ventures Ltd. The lottery website posted multiple photos of the winner wearing the mask on social media​

The mystery winner told the Caribbean news publication, the Loop, he purchased the winning lottery ticket in Kingston, Jamaica. He says he plans on using his winnings to purchase a house.
 

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