The Powerball winning numbers and winners for February 10, are in and as no one won the jackpot grand prize, the jackpot has rolled to $176 million. Powerball has enjoyed a surge of activity since the historic billion-dollar drawing took place on January 13. The jackpot rolled from mid-November to January and hit $1.58 billion before three winning jackpot tickets were sold. The three winning Powerball tickets were sold in California, Florida, and Tennesee. To date, only the Tennessee winners have come forward and the winning tickets in California and Florida have yet to be claimed. Powerball allows 180 days for winners to come forward and claim their tickets.
The last Powerball drawing took place on Feb. 10, 2016, and the jackpot was an estimated $155.3 million with an estimated cash value of $100.6 million. The winning numbers for Feb. 10 were 2, 3, 40, 50, 62 and the red Powerball was 5. The Power Play multiplier was 2x. You may watch the video of the Feb. 10 Powerball drawing as it occurred live in the video player below.
As more billion-dollar Powerball jackpots are headed for the future, more people are interested in playing the game. Powerball drawings take place every Wednesday and Saturday night and are held live at 11:00 p.m. ET.
— Mary Turner (@thesaleswhopper) February 7, 2016
As for the winner on Feb. 10, there’s no question it was a slow night for Powerball. While excitement is high, there weren’t many winners for the big prizes. There were no grand prize winners, no one matched all five white balls for what would have been a $1 million prize, and no one matched all five of the white balls with the Power Play multiplier that would have resulted in a $2 million win.
Instead, there were 11 match four with the Power Ball winners who won a total of $50,000 each. There were two winners who used the Power Play and won $100,000 each. The odds of winning the match four with the Power Ball are 1 in 913,129.18.
In all, there were 757,908 winners and $4,733,529 won in non-jackpot Powerball prizes.
— Inquisitr Showbiz (@IQShowbiz) January 27, 2016
The Powerball jackpot lottery game is the most popular, followed by Mega Millions. As Powerball has larger jackpot prizes than Mega Millions, it is revered as a great way to strike it rich. However; some feel that there is a lottery curse associated with games like Powerball and Mega Millions. Many believe that when you hit the lottery jackpot, you are doomed to a life plagued with problems. For many this has proven to be true; though it isn’t always the case.
The way someone handles a lottery win, such as Powerball or Mega Millions will have a lot to do with whether they are lucky or not. It is unlikely there is some sort of supernatural curse that plagues lottery winners, and that many people who win the lottery simply aren’t prepared for the types of lifestyle changes that will occur. Many financial experts advise against taking a lump sum payout for jackpot prizes and say that an annuity is the safer, better option.
When you take a lump sum payment, you run the risk of losing all your money at once. You might have difficulty budgeting such a large amount of money or may make unnecessary purchases. New lottery winners need time to learn how to handle their money, pay the correct taxes, and make the best investments. If you choose a lump sum payment, you run the risk of losing everything. Those who get an immediate Powerball payout, followed by 29 Powerball annuity payments have plenty of time to learn how to budget and invest their money wisely. It is recommended that those who get an annuity immediately institute a will so that if something happens to them, their next of kin will receive the annuity. If there is no will in place, the Powerball payouts would return to the state.
The next Powerball drawing take place on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at 11:00 p.m. ET. Check back as we’ll have the live drawing video, winning numbers, and winners.
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