Powerball winning numbers for Feb. 21 drawing

The winning numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 21 are 4, 27, 33, 41 and 42, with a Powerball of 14. The Power Play was 2X.

It's understandable that some lottery players are drawn to Powerball's $306 million jackpot, but winning is unlikely.

The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 292.2 million.

The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize (across all tiers) are about 1 in 24.9.  

 The game requires players to choose five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, and one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.

In order to win the jackpot, it is necessary to match the numbers for all of the five white balls and the red Powerball.

In addition to the grand prize, Powerball offers eight other ways to win based on the number of matched balls in the non-jackpot tiers.