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Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/4/2020 Drawing: $237M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 7:58 p m ET | Updated Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 11:02 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $237 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Saturday, Jan. 4. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $160.7 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 Saturday, Jan. 4, are: 01, 11, 21, 25, 54 and the Powerball of 07.

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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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday Jan 3: $460M Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, January 3, 2018, is estimated at $460 million. Do you have the winning ticket?

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 9:00 p m ET | Updated Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 11:04 p m ET

What better way to cope with changing tax laws and a new year than by taking home nearly half a billion dollars? Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot has reached a whopping $460 million. The cash payout will be roughly $291 million for the lucky winner. What time is the Powerball drawing? Numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 3, are: 02, 18, 37, 39, 42, and the Powerball of 12.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at over 4,800 Maryland Lottery retailers. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here, via the Maryland Lottery.

In most states, ticket sales cut off at least an hour before the drawing, but a state may cut off sales earlier, such as Illinois, which ends 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 your cut-off time.

The Powerball game is played by matching 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.

The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was shared by three winners in Florida, Tennessee and California; that was followed by the Aug. 23, 2017, win of $758 million, the second largest Powerball jackpot in the game’s history.

The largest three Powerball jackpots ever are:

  • $1.6 Billion — January 2016
  • $758 Million — August 2017
  • $590.5 Million — February 2013

The January 2016 record Powerball jackpot was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash and buy a ticket. The billion dollar-plus prize won in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was the largest lotto jackpot awarded in U.S. history and was split by three winners. In the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $478 million prize; the June 10 win of $447 million was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history.

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If you still want to take a chance — someone has to win, right? — you have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.

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The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball draws can be seen on 125 TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.Drawing shows are also posted to Powerball.com under the video section and to YouTube.

Claiming, Safeguarding Winnings

So, what should you do if you win the big prize? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer any counseling services or advice for winners.

You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total.

Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.

Financial experts say that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.

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