$150K Winning Powerball Ticket Sold In CT; Jackpot Now At $730M
The Connecticut Lottery said 57,507 “winning” Powerball tickets were sold in the state. Check your tickets to see if you won some money.
Brian McCready , Patch Staff
CONNECTICUT — A Connecticut resident is waking up $150,000 richer after purchasing a lucky Powerball ticket for the $640 million Saturday, Jan. 16 jackpot.
No one across the United States won the overall jackpot and the Powerball jackpot has soared to $730 million for the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $850 million for Tuesday, Jan. 19 after no one won Friday night. Combined the two jackpots now exceed $1.5 billion.
The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Jan. 16, are: 14, 20, 39, 65, 67 and the Powerball of 02.
A Connecticut resident won $150,000 by matching four numbers, the Powerball and the Power Play which was 3. Another Connecticut resident won $50,000 by matching four numbers and the Powerball correctly.
All told there were 57,507 “winning” Powerball tickets sold in Connecticut, which simply means that some folks won between $4 and up to $150,000. More than 53,000 of those “winning” tickets sold were between $4 and $12, according to the Connecticut Lottery.
The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.
Ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing in most states, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
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.
Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:
- $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
- $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
- $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
- $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.
Mega Millions Update For CT
The Connecticut Lottery said 60,541 “winning” tickets for the Friday, Jan. 15 drawing were sold in the state. The top ticket sold was for $40,000 and another person won $10,000.
The $40,000 winner got four numbers, the Mega Ball and the Megaplier. Additionally, 15 people won $2,000 too.
The winning numbers for the Friday, Jan. 15 drawing was: 3, 11, 12, 38, 43 and the Mega Ball of 15. The Megaplier was 4.
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