Powerball reveals winning numbers for $730 million jackpot
With four months since the last big lottery winner, Powerball officials drew Wednesday for a jackpot that topped $730 million, the fifth-biggest in U.S. history but not even the week’s biggest.
The winning numbers were 40-53-60-68-69, with the red Powerball being 22.
The drawing came one night after the Mega Millions game failed to have a jackpot winner for its $865 million prize.
Both games have been going on for months without a jackpot winner, making the top prize reach historic proportions. The last Powerball jackpot winner was on Sept. 16, and the last Mega Millions top prize was won the day before.
If taken in a single massive payment, as most recent big lottery winners have chosen to do, Wednesday’s $730 million Powerball prize would be worth $546 million. Federal taxes would quickly take almost 40% of that amount, with state taxes a possibility on top of that.
The $2 Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, along with the District of Columbia and some U.S. territories.
The odds of a winning Powerball ticket are 1 in 292.2 million.
Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.With four months since the last big lottery winner, Powerball officials drew Wednesday for a jackpot that topped $730 million, the fifth-biggest in U.S. history but not even the week's biggest.
Powerball Numbers for 01-20-2021
The winning Powerball numbers for this drawing can be found below. You can also view detailed prize payout information to see if you are a winner.
The final jackpot for this Powerball drawing was $731.1 Million . There were 1 jackpot winners, and a total of 4,416,069 players won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 Million!
These are the prize payouts for all states that play Powerball combined, along with the prize values for each prize tier, with and without the “Power Play”.
|Category||Prize Per Winner||Winners||Prize Fund|
|Match 5 plus Powerball||$731,100,000.00||1||$731,100,000.00|
|Match 4 plus Powerball||$50,000.00||104||$5,200,000.00|
|Match 3 plus Powerball||$100.00||5,945||$594,500.00|
|Match 2 plus Powerball||$7.00||124,150||$869,050.00|
|Match 1 plus Powerball||$4.00||960,404||$3,841,616.00|
|Match 0 plus Powerball||$4.00||2,415,287||$9,661,148.00|
|Match 5 (with Power Play)||$2,000,000.00||1||$2,000,000.00|
|Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$150,000.00||18||$2,700,000.00|
|Match 4 (with Power Play)||$300.00||502||$150,600.00|
|Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$300.00||1,208||$362,400.00|
|Match 3 (with Power Play)||$21.00||30,983||$650,643.00|
|Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$21.00||24,751||$519,771.00|
|Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$12.00||196,673||$2,360,076.00|
|Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play)||$12.00||501,735||$6,020,820.00|
The single winning jackpot ticket matching 5 main numbers and Powerball was purchased in Maryland.View the winners and prize payout information for the Powerball draw on Wednesday January 20th 2021 ]]>