ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Powerball winning numbers for 1/31/15 results tonight have surged to $289 million. They are carrying a $198 million cash value. And if there is no Powerball winner tonight we could pass three hundred million dollars for next week’s draw.
Tonight’s Powerball winning numbers January 31, 2015 are not a record. But they are carrying the largest payout out of the year. One person who knows what it is like to win this time of the year is Dave Honeywell. He won Powerball back on February 6, 2013. Officials tell news “The next morning, as he prepared for a meeting in Denver, he checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website and immediately called his wife, Nancy. ‘I think my heart has started beating again,’ he said. ‘I thought he might be having a heart attack,’ she later told Lottery officials.”
At the time the draw was a record for the state of Virginia. “We’re delighted to present the second-largest prize ever awarded by the Virginia Lottery to Dave and Nancy Honeywell,” said officials to news at the time. “In addition to this great prize, sales of Powerball tickets in Virginia for the 12 drawings leading up to February 6 generated more than $4 million in profits for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.” And how much did Honeywell win? “Mr. Honeywell matched all six numbers in the February 6 Powerball drawing to win the $217 million jackpot. ” For tonight’s winning numbers as they are announced click HERE.