Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/1/2020 Drawing: $220M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 7:25 p m ET | Updated Wed, Jan 1, 2020 at 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot has reached $220 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $149.2 million.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 1, are: 49, 53, 57, 59, 62 and the Powerball of 26.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.
To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.
You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.
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Powerball numbers for Jan. 2; new jackpot at $400 million
LANSING, MI — Four new millionaires were made but no one matched all six numbers for the Powerball drawing on Saturday, Jan. 2 pushing the new estimated jackpot total to $400 million for the next drawing on Wednesday, Jan 6.
Check your numbers here:
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Jan. 2: 05-06-15-29-42
The Red Powerball Power Number: 10
The Power Play Number: 2x
Powerball winners for Jan. 2:
Four players matched 5 numbers (without the red Powerball number). Those tickets were sold in California, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Each ticket paid $1 million except the ticket in Pennsylvania which utilized the Power Play option and is worth $2 million.
In Michigan, over 79,000 ticket holders won at least $4 each including 3 players that matched 4 white balls and the red Powerball for a $50,000 prize.
The new jackpot of $400 million will have a cash value of $244.8 million. The top jackpot hasn’t been won since Nov. 4, 2015 when a winning ticket for a $144 million prize was sold in Tennessee .
If the winning ticket is sold in Michigan, it will be the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state. In August of 2012, Donald Lawson of Lapeer won a $337 million jackpot.
Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
• The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Jan. 5 2016. That jackpot is estimated at $145 million. The last time the top prize was won was when a $200 million jackpot was won on Nov.13, 2015 with a ticket purchased in Ohio.
• The winning Lotto 47 numbers for Jan. 2: 01-03-12-33-34-47. The next drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $3.8 million. Deadline 7:08 p.m.
• Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $100,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
Todd Chance is the West Michigan Entertainment Concierge for MLive/Grand Rapids Press. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Facebook , Twitter, Google Plus
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