ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Powerball winning numbers for January 28, 2015 results tonight have surged to $261 million. The results are carrying a $179 million cash value as well. There was no jackpot winner last weekend. But there were two of the two million dollar Power Play winners, from Colorado and New York. And there were a handful of hte Match Five one million dollar winners that night as well. The latest Powerball winning numbers for 1/28/15 will be announced to news just after 11 pm EST tonight.
Before announcing tonight’s Powerball winning numbers, officials told news their thoughts about the massive draw. “The Saturday, January 24th jackpot blasted to an estimated $235.2 million and will be rolling to $261 Million for the next draw.” They added “There were eight tickets that won the $1 Million Match 5 prize, except in CA where prizes are required to be pari-mutuel, and could pay more or less than $1 Million. They were from CA-2; CT; KY; NJ; SC; TX; and VA. There were two tickets that added the Power Play to win $2 million. They were from CO and NY. There were 897,244 tickets that won over $17.5 million in cash prizes.”
One person who recently earned two million dollars was David Tefft. He got his check just days ago. West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave told news “We could not be more excited for Mr. Tefft. Calendar year 2014 was a record setting year for West Virginia Lottery players with an incredible 13 tickets valued at $1 million or more sold in our state from the popular games of Powerball and Mega Millions, and we hope that good luck streak continues here in 2015.”
How did David learn he had won? “I went online to check my numbers on Sunday morning and could not believe it. I actually had the numbers on my ticket in the order they were drawn and I only missed the Powerball number,” Tefft said. “I did not realize the prize structure had changed a few years ago so I thought I won just $250,000 and it was not until I called one of my sons later, and asked him to double check, that I found out I actually had won $2 million.” For live results at 11 pm EST tonight click HERE.