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Massachusetts Powerball News and Payout for Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Mass Powerball News and Payout for Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 Drawing

No one won Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, worth $363 million, bringing the estimated grand prize on Saturday to $384 million. The cash value will be an estimated $295.4 million. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night, December 30th, 2020 were 03-43-45-61-65 with Power Ball number 14. The Powerball grand prize has been growing for 92 draws since Saturday, February 15th, 2020. The last jackpot was won by a lucky ticket sold in Michigan, matched all six numbers for a $70.00 million top prize.

Although the jackpot was not awarded Wednesday evening, Powerball had some huge winners. 14 third prize winning tickets were sold nationwide. There were 2 tickets matched 4+1 with Power Play option, multiplying the prizes by 4 for a total win of $40,000 each!

Additional winners Wednesday night included 565 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers and won $100. 134 additional players not just matched 4 white ball, and also chose the Power Play option, double the winnings to a total win of $200 each! 1459 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, as well as the Powerball number. These tickets are also each worth $100. There were 302 tickets matched 3+1 with Power Play option, doubled the prizes to win a total win of $200 each.

With nine ways to win, the Wednesday night’s drawing generated 1,124,670 winning tickets across the nation with a total amount of $0 prizes.

America’s favorite Powerball is played in 42 states, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball uses a 5/59 (white balls) + 1/35 (Powerballs) matrix to randomly choose winning numbers. Each play costs $2. Players can choose to spend $1 extra to purchase the Power Play, which increases the winnings except grand prize. The odds of winning any prizes are about 1 to 32. The odds of winning Powerball jackpot are 1 to 175,223,510. The minimum Powerball advertised jackpot starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 yearly increment payments. Winners can select one-time lump sum cash payout instead.

There were 24,558 Powerball winning tickets sold in the state of Massachusetts. Find below the Massachusetts Powerball prize payout highlights for the Wednesday, December 30th, 2020’s drawing.

  • 17 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $100 each.
  • 35 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Powerball and won $100 each.
  • 983 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 and won $7 each.
  • 791 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Powerball and won $7 each.
  • 6630 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Powerball and won $4 each.
  • 16102 ticket(s) matched Powerball Only and won $4 each.
  • 1 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $100,000 each.
  • 4 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $200 each.
  • 122 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $200 each.
  • 99 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $14 each.
  • 753 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $14 each.
  • 1908 ticket(s) matched Powerball Only with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $8 each.

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About Massachusetts Powerball

Massachusetts Powerball is currently one of the most popular Massachusetts State Lottery Games.

It was launched in 2010, when Massachusetts State Lottery (MSL) along with 9 other Mega Millions members, joined Powerball in an agreement with the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSUL) to start selling both Mega Millions and Powerball. This was the largest agreement in the history of US Lottery and Massachusetts Powerball was thus added as a new game to the already wide list of games of MSL.

Prior to 2010, Powerball was played in the 33 jurisdictions of the Multi-State Lottery Association and currently this multi-state lottery game is played in 44 states.

Massachusetts Powerball tickets started being sold on the 31 st of January 2010 by 7500 MSL agents throughout the state.

About half of the money raised by the game is used for the prizes and for administration purposes but a significant part is used to support important social issues. Since its beginning, the main goal of Massachusetts Powerball, much like other lottery games, has been to raise money for several municipal services, including public safety and education. So far, Massachusetts Powerball has succeeded in gathering billions of dollars for these community-supporting and charitable projects and the success of the game indicates that it will continue to contribute in the future.

Powerball is a cash game and it involves a very big jackpot as well. Its popularity has been rising greatly due to the huge prizes awarded. Powerball jackpots are almost always the highest of all lottery games and that attracts more and more players.

Jackpots surpass 100 million dollars frequently and in 2006, it reached almost 400 million dollars. The record-breaking value of about $580 million was set in November 2012 and the prize was split between eight winners.

Powerball is also responsible for the largest prize awarded to one single ticket which was bought in August 2012 in Michigan.

It has undergone different changes in the way it is played and Massachusetts Powerball’s current version, Powerball Enriched, dates from 15 January 2012. The cost increased from $1 to $2 but this allows for bigger jackpots and higher chances to win. Previously the minimum prize was $20 million but since the new rules were put into place it has reached $40 million and the number of red balls has reduced from 39 to 35. Having fewer red ball numbers increases the odds of winning a jackpot. The second prize, which was $200,000, is now $1,000,000 cash.

How to play Massachusetts Powerball

    The first thing to do to play Massachusetts Powerball is to purchase a Massachusetts Powerball play card in one of the Massachusetts Lottery agents. The price of one basic card is $2.

Then choose five numbers out of fifty nine. Check each number. You cannot erase the numbers you have already chosen.

Choose one Power ball number out of thirty five. Check each number. You cannot erase the numbers you have already chosen.

Choose the Power Play feature by marking the box (optional). This allows you to increase your non-jackpot prizes. The additional cost of Power Play is $1.

Mark the number of times you want to play your numbers in consecutive draws (optional).

After completing your play card, give it to an Online Agent for registration. You should receive a ticket as a receipt and the numbers and drawings on it must match the ones you played.

For security reasons, sign the back of your ticket in pencil or blue ink. This is the ticket you will use to check the result and to claim your prize.

Check the result of the following Massachusetts Powerball drawing – Wednesday or Saturday – to see if you have matching numbers.

  • In case you have one of the nine winning combinations, claim your prize in any Massachusetts Lottery Agent.
  • Alternatively, you can use Quick Pick to have your numbers selected by a computer. The chances of winning are the same either you choose the numbers yourself or leave it up to the computer.

    The betting polls for the Massachusetts Powerball open at 5 am and close at 9:50pm

    How to Win Massachusetts Powerball?

    Compared to other lottery games, the chances of winning in the Massachusetts Powerball are very high. The odds of getting a prize are estimated to be 1 to 32. The more you play the more chances you have to win.

    If the red Powerball is a match, then you are sure to get a prize of $4 which will increase according to the number of matching white balls.

    If you match the five white balls you win the second prize of $1,000,000.

    For the jackpot, the numbers you choose for your Massachusetts Powerball play card must match the 5 white balls from the drawing as well as the red ball. The winner has the option of receiving the prize entirely on a single payment, or in 30 payments over the course of 29 years. In this option the amounts will increase each year at a rate defined by the existing rules.

    A player that wins the jackpot has 60 days to choose the payment method and all players have one year to claim their prizes.

    Why choose Power Play?

    By choosing the Power Play feature, you will always multiply your prize amount except if you win the Massachusetts Powerball jackpot.

    Your lowest prize will be $12 instead of $4 and you will receive $14 instead of $7.

    Furthermore, the $100 prize doubles to $200 and the $10,000 shoots to $40,000.

    If you get the second prize of five matching white balls, you will win $2 million while you would only win $1 million without the Power Play.

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    Massachusetts Powerball Numbers

    Massachusetts resident Mavis Wanczyk claimed one of the biggest Powerball jackpots in history when she won a $758 million jackpot on August 23rd 2017. She is one of several big winners in the Bay State since it joined Powerball in January 2010. Every year the lottery generates millions of dollars to help improve public services across Massachusetts. View the latest MA Powerball numbers below.

    Over the past five draws, Massachusetts has had an average of 43,076 winners per draw, meaning the total winners for Saturday’s Powerball draw is around 62.86% higher than average.

    Match MA Winners Prize Per Winner MA Prize Fund
    5 + PB 0 $489,600,000 No Winners
    5 0 $1,000,000 No Winners
    4 + PB 3 $50,000 $150,000
    4 28 $100 $2,800
    3 + PB 101 $100 $10,100
    3 2,418 $7 $16,926
    2 + PB 2,157 $7 $15,099
    1 + PB 16,689 $4 $66,756
    0 + PB 42,194 $4 $168,776
    5 (Power Play) 0 $2,000,000 No Winners
    4 + PB (Power Play) 1 $100,000 $100,000
    4 (Power Play) 3 $200 $600
    3 + PB (Power Play) 12 $200 $2,400
    3 (Power Play) 213 $14 $2,982
    2 + PB (Power Play) 190 $14 $2,660
    1 + PB (Power Play) 1,648 $8 $13,184
    0 + PB (Power Play) 4,495 $8 $35,960
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    Past Results

    You can find more Massachusetts Powerball results below. Select the ‘+ View Payouts’ button to view a full breakdown of the prizes won in each draw.

    • 1
    • 20
    • 22
    • 60
    • 66
    • 3
    • 3

    Match MA Winners Prize Per Winner MA Prize Fund
    5 + 1 0 $427,100,000 No Winners
    5 0 $1,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 2 $50,000 $100,000
    4 30 $100 $3,000
    3 + 1 71 $100 $7,100
    3 2,023 $7 $14,161
    2 + 1 1,811 $7 $12,677
    1 + 1 13,824 $4 $55,296
    0 + 1 32,882 $4 $131,528
    5 (Power Play) 0 $2,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 (Power Play) 0 $150,000 No Winners
    4 (Power Play) 0 $300 No Winners
    3 + 1 (Power Play) 8 $300 $2,400
    3 (Power Play) 200 $21 $4,200
    2 + 1 (Power Play) 180 $21 $3,780
    1 + 1 (Power Play) 1,413 $12 $16,956
    0 + 1 (Power Play) 3,379 $12 $40,548
    • 3
    • 4
    • 11
    • 41
    • 67
    • 5
    • 2

    Match MA Winners Prize Per Winner MA Prize Fund
    5 + 1 0 $390,200,000 No Winners
    5 0 $1,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 0 $50,000 No Winners
    4 29 $100 $2,900
    3 + 1 71 $100 $7,100
    3 1,602 $7 $11,214
    2 + 1 1,341 $7 $9,387
    1 + 1 9,583 $4 $38,332
    0 + 1 21,833 $4 $87,332
    5 (Power Play) 0 $2,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 (Power Play) 0 $100,000 No Winners
    4 (Power Play) 3 $200 $600
    3 + 1 (Power Play) 17 $200 $3,400
    3 (Power Play) 192 $14 $2,688
    2 + 1 (Power Play) 143 $14 $2,002
    1 + 1 (Power Play) 1,219 $8 $9,752
    0 + 1 (Power Play) 2,617 $8 $20,936
    • 3
    • 43
    • 45
    • 61
    • 65
    • 14
    • 2

    Match MA Winners Prize Per Winner MA Prize Fund
    5 + 1 0 $365,300,000 No Winners
    5 0 $1,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 0 $50,000 No Winners
    4 17 $100 $1,700
    3 + 1 35 $100 $3,500
    3 983 $7 $6,881
    2 + 1 791 $7 $5,537
    1 + 1 6,630 $4 $26,520
    0 + 1 16,102 $4 $64,408
    5 (Power Play) 0 $2,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 (Power Play) 0 $100,000 No Winners
    4 (Power Play) 1 $200 $200
    3 + 1 (Power Play) 4 $200 $800
    3 (Power Play) 122 $14 $1,708
    2 + 1 (Power Play) 99 $14 $1,386
    1 + 1 (Power Play) 753 $8 $6,024
    0 + 1 (Power Play) 1,908 $8 $15,264
    • 10
    • 24
    • 27
    • 35
    • 53
    • 18
    • 2

    Match MA Winners Prize Per Winner MA Prize Fund
    5 + 1 0 $342,800,000 No Winners
    5 0 $1,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 1 $50,000 $50,000
    4 14 $100 $1,400
    3 + 1 38 $100 $3,800
    3 980 $7 $6,860
    2 + 1 740 $7 $5,180
    1 + 1 5,623 $4 $22,492
    0 + 1 13,298 $4 $53,192
    5 (Power Play) 0 $2,000,000 No Winners
    4 + 1 (Power Play) 0 $100,000 No Winners
    4 (Power Play) 1 $200 $200
    3 + 1 (Power Play) 6 $200 $1,200
    3 (Power Play) 112 $14 $1,568
    2 + 1 (Power Play) 88 $14 $1,232
    1 + 1 (Power Play) 752 $8 $6,016
    0 + 1 (Power Play) 1,661 $8 $13,288

    State Specific Rules

    You can play Powerball in Massachusetts by picking up a playslip from any licensed retailer. Choose five main numbers between 1 and 69, and one Powerball between 1 and 26.

    You can also buy season tickets for Powerball. These can be purchased by visiting any licensed retailer, telephoning 1 (800) 222-8587 and making a payment over the phone, or by sending a check in the mail to the Season Tickets Department at the Massachusetts Lottery.

    Discounted season tickets are available from mid-November to January, and in the summer. There are three different season tickets available, and they all provide a cheaper alternative to spending $2 on a single line:

    3 month Season Ticket – $50 (26 drawings)
    6 month Season Ticket – $100 (52 drawings)
    1 year Season Ticket – $200 (104 drawings)

    When you buy a season ticket, you can either register it online with the Massachusetts State Lottery, or fill out the registration form provided and mail it to the following address:

    MSLC-Season Tickets Dept
    60 Columbian Street
    Braintree, MA 02184

    How to Claim Prizes

    Prizes worth $600 or less can be collected from any licensed retailer in Massachusetts, while prizes between $601 and $49,999 can be claimed from one of the six lottery regional offices. To collect prizes worth over $600, you must fill out a claim form, present photo ID with a proof of signature, and show your Social Security number.

    Prizes worth $50,000 and over, including the jackpot, can be collected from the Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters. If you’re a jackpot winner, you have 60 days from the date of the drawing to choose between taking your money as a lump sum or annuity payments. If you don’t confirm your jackpot payment option within this timeframe, you will automatically receive annuity payments.

    If you win a non-jackpot prize as a season ticket holder, you will be mailed your winnings in the form of a check. If you’re a season ticket jackpot winner, you will be asked to go to the Massachusetts State Lottery Headquarters to claim your prize.

    All regional officers are open Monday – Friday between 8:45am EST and 4:30pm ET (excluding holidays), and their location, address and telephone number are shown below:

    Location Address Telephone Number:
    Braintree (lottery headquarters) 60 Columbian Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (781) 849-5555
    New Bedford 200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard
    New Bedford Industrial Park
    New Bedford, MA 02745
    (508) 985-9892
    Springfield 20 Fort Street
    Springfield, MA 01103
    (413) 781-3880
    Woburn 11 Cummings Park
    Woburn, MA 01801
    (781) 935-2668
    Worcester 151 W. Boylston Drive
    Worcester, MA 01606
    (508) 755-7855
    Boston One Ashburton Place
    Boston, MA 02108
    (781) 849-5555
    (ask to be transferred to the Boston Lottery office)

    Claim Period

    You have one year from the date of a drawing to come forward and claim your prize. The Massachusetts State Lottery will withhold five percent of state tax on any winnings. You should contact a tax professional for further information if needed.

    Going Public

    Winners in Massachusetts must reveal their name, city or town, claim date and prize amount as public information. They must also agree to have their photo taken for publicity purposes, and these details cannot be withheld for Powerball winners.

    Lost and Damaged Tickets

    If you lose a winning ticket, you need to tell the Massachusetts State Lottery claims department in writing, outlining details such as the date and time you bought your ticket, where it was purchased and what numbers you picked. This information will then be researched by the claims department and if they are satisfied that you are the rightful owner, they will proceed with the claim. If you lose your season ticket, you need to call 1-800-222-8587 to request a replacement.

    Where Does the Money Go?

    A minimum 45 percent of the revenue generated from ticket sales is used to pay out prizes, although on average a much greater proportion goes towards the prize fund. A maximum of 15 percent of ticket revenue is used to cover costs and expenses, and the remaining money is transferred to the state’s General Fund for public programs and initiatives across the state. The table below shows how revenues are split on average:

    Aread of Spending Percentage of Revenue
    Prizes 72.5%
    General Fund 19.8%
    Commissions and Bonuses 5.8%
    Administrative Expenses 1.9%
    This table uses financial data from 2009-2018, based on revenue from and expenditure on all MA Lottery products

    Funds from the lottery are not allocated to any specific programs or areas, and each of the 351 towns and cities in the state that are eligible to receive a share of the money can decide how to spend it. Examples of how funds have previously been spent include improvements to roads, schools and education services, and snow removal. Nearly $10 billion has been distributed since 2009.

    Massachusetts Powerball Winners

    One of the largest ever wins on a single lottery ticket in USA history came in Massachusetts, when 53-year-old Mavis Wanczyk won a $758 million jackpot on August 23rd 2017. She bought her winning ticket from Pride Station & Store petrol station in Chicopee, opting to take a cash lump sum worth $480 million.

    As well as Wanczyk’s record-breaking win, there have been other ticket holders in the state who have matched all five main numbers plus the Powerball to win the maximum payout. Sterling-based Maureen and Stephen Hinckley won a $61 million share of a $122 million jackpot in December 2013. They bought their winning ticket from Appletown Market, opting to take the cash option of $34 million.

    James Freeman scooped $25 million in June 2011 from a Quick Pick ticket bought at Joe’s Market, Fall River. Arlington’s Rosa DeLeon and Reginald LeBlanc – both Costco co-workers – followed suit by bagging $50 million in December 2012. Their winning Quick Pick ticket was bought from Lexington Shell.

    View the latest Massachusetts Powerball Numbers after each drawing has taken place. See the prize payouts along with the number of MA winners.