Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/8/2020 Drawing: $258M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 7:38 p m ET | Updated Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot has jumped to $258 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $175.5 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. 8, are: 02, 04, 07, 43, 56 and the Powerball of 22.
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 results for 08/01/20; jackpot worth $136 million
LANSING, MI – The Powerball jackpot is approaching $150 million as there was no winner of the $136 million jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Aug. 1.
That means the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Aug. 5 will be worth $147 million with a cash option of $121.2 million.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Aug. 1: 6-25-36-43-48
The Red Powerball Power Number: 24
The Power Play Number: 3
Powerball winners for Aug. 1:
· While there was no grand prize winner, three players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in California Illinois and Oregon.
· However, none of those players also played the Power Play option which would have increased their winnings to $2 million.
· In Michigan, 11 tickets sold won $300 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 580,420 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 17,968 tickets sold won at least $4.
Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Aug. 4 with an estimated jackpot of $20 million and a cash option of $16.3 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $13.1 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $519,000. 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.
The last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.
And while she was a lucky winner, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
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Powerball results for 08/01/20; jackpot worth $136 million LANSING, MI – The Powerball jackpot is approaching $150 million as there was no winner of the $136 million jackpot for the drawing