Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s $730M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (1/20/2021)
UPDATE: $731M Powerball jackpot won by single ticket.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $730 million with a cash option of $546 million — making it the potentially the fifth largest in U.S. lottery history.
The winning numbers were: 40, 53, 60, 68, 69. The Powerball drawn was 22 with a Power Play of 3X.
The Powerball lottery jackpot for Wednesday night is now an estimated $730 million after no one won Saturday’s drawing. Powerball.com
If someone hits the jackpot, it would be the fourth-largest Powerball win.
While no one hit Saturday’s $639.4 million Powerball jackpot, there were 16 second-prize tickets sold across the country. Three were bought in Texas, two were sold in California and one apiece were purchased in Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Each matched five numbers but not the Powerball.
The New Hampshire and Pennsylvania tickets are valued a $2 million apiece because they were bought with the Power Play option for an extra $1. The California tickets are valued at $536,063 apiece. California lottery prizes vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners. They differ from the fixed second prizes offered in other participating states.
The others are worth $1 million apiece.
In New Jersey, a pair of $50,000 third-prize tickets were sold — one in Fort Lee and one in the Manahawkin section of Stafford, lottery officials said.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 14, 20, 39, 65, 67. The Powerball drawn was 2 with a Power Play of 3X.
The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since Sept. 16, when someone who bought a ticket in Ballston Spa, New York, captured the $94.6 million top prize. Since then, 35 drawings have been held without a jackpot winner.
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments might be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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