One winning ticket worth $730 million sold for January 20, 2021 Powerball drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There is a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.

The winning ticket was sold in Maryland, pushing the new jackpot to an estimated $20 million for the next drawing Saturday.

Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: **40, 53, 60, 68, 69 and a Powerball of 22**.

In Florida, no tickets sold matched five numbers, but ten correctly picked four numbers and the Powerball to win at least $50,000 each.

Wednesday’s jackpot was the fifth-largest ever. It came only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.

It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016.

No one had won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carole Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw $260 million in sales, resulting in 36% of all possible number combinations being covered.

The prizes listed are for winners who choose an annuity option, paid over 30 years. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Wednesday’s Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.

Those prizes also would be subject to federal and state taxes.

There is a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.## Draw Date

#### Jackpot Winners

### Match 5 +

Power Play

#### $2 Million Winners

### Match 5

#### $1 Million Winners

- Winning Numbers
- Past Drawings
- Total Winners

#### Total Number of Winners

##### Match

##### POWERBALL

- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0

##### Power Play

- N/A
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0
- 0

There are 9 ways to win a prize in Powerball®.

All prizes are set cash amounts, except the Grand Prize.

In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel and determined by sales and the number of winners.

##### Match

##### Prize

- Grand Prize
- $1 Million
- $50,000
- $100
- $100
- $7
- $7
- $4
- $4

##### Power Play 2x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $100,000
- $200
- $200
- $14
- $14
- $8
- $8

##### Power Play 3x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $150,000
- $300
- $300
- $21
- $21
- $12
- $12

##### Power Play 4x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $200,000
- $400
- $400
- $28
- $28
- $16
- $16

##### Power Play 5x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $250,000
- $500
- $500
- $35
- $35
- $20
- $20

##### Power Play 10x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $500,000
- $1,000
- $1,000
- $70
- $70
- $40
- $40

### Powerball Prizes

##### Match

##### Prize

- Grand Prize
- $1 Million
- $50,000
- $100
- $100
- $7
- $7
- $4
- $4

##### Power Play 2x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $100,000
- $200
- $200
- $14
- $14
- $8
- $8

##### Power Play 3x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $150,000
- $300
- $300
- $21
- $21
- $12
- $12

##### Power Play 4x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $200,000
- $400
- $400
- $28
- $28
- $16
- $16

##### Power Play 5x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $250,000
- $500
- $500
- $35
- $35
- $20
- $20

##### Power Play 10x

- Grand Prize
- $2 Million
- $500,000
- $1,000
- $1,000
- $70
- $70
- $40
- $40

### Powerball Odds

##### Match

##### Prize

- Grand Prize
- $1 Million
- $50,000
- $100
- $100
- $7
- $7
- $4
- $4

- 1 in 292,201,338.00
- 1 in 11,688,053.52
- 1 in 913,129.18
- 1 in 36,525.17
- 1 in 14,494.11
- 1 in 579.76
- 1 in 701.33
- 1 in 91.98
- 1 in 38.32

### Odds When 10X Multiplier is Available

##### POWER PLAY

- 10x
- 5x
- 4x
- 3x
- 2x

##### PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY

- Prize Won Times 10
- Prize Won Times 5
- Prize Won Times 4
- Prize Won Times 3
- Prize Won Times 2

- 1 in 43
- 1 in 21.5
- 1 in 14.33
- 1 in 3.31
- 1 in 1.79

### Odds When 10X Multiplier is Not Available

##### POWER PLAY

- 5x
- 4x
- 3x
- 2x

##### PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY

- Prize Won Times 5
- Prize Won Times 4
- Prize Won Times 3
- Prize Won Times 2

- 1 in 21
- 1 in 14
- 1 in 3.23
- 1 in 1.75

Powerball® costs $2 per play.

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win.

##### Where

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands!

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

To find out where to watch the drawings, click here.

##### Power Play

Ask for Power Play® with your Powerball purchase!

For an additional $1 per play, the Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.

The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.

The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always $2 million.

##### Multi-Draw

Play the same set of numbers in multiple drawings!

Select the number of consecutive drawings you want to play in the Multi-Draw or Advance Play section of your play slip or tell the retailer how many drawings you wish to play.

The number of Multi-Draws or Advance Plays available for purchase is dependent on the selling jurisdiction.

How **TALL**

A Powerball jackpot of $40 million may not seem like much, but ask yourself this – is $40 million really a small amount of money? Is the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. a small building?

If you were to stack $100 bills, take a look at the heights the money would reach at each estimated jackpot amount.

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