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Powerball Numbers for January 4, 2017

The Powerball numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:59pm EST are displayed on this page and the winning numbers drawn were:

  • 17
  • 16
  • 42
  • 41
  • 29
  • 4
  • 3

Payouts

Match Prize Amount Winners Prize Fund Amount
5 + Powerball $80,000,000 Rollover 0 No Winners
5 $1,000,000 0 No Winners
4 + Powerball $50,000 7 $350,000
4 $100 332 $33,200
3 + Powerball $100 693 $69,300
3 $7 17,333 $121,331
2 + Powerball $7 14,509 $101,563
1 + Powerball $4 106,562 $426,248
0 + Powerball $4 244,869 $979,476

Power-Play Prizes

Match Prize Amount Winners Prize Fund Amount
5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 0 No Winners
4 + Powerball (with Power Play) $150,000 1 $150,000
4 (with Power Play) $300 73 $21,900
3 + Powerball (with Power Play) $300 186 $55,800
3 (with Power Play) $21 4,592 $96,432
2 + Powerball (with Power Play) $21 3,782 $79,422
1 + Powerball (with Power Play) $12 27,308 $327,696
0 + Powerball (with Power Play) $12 62,765 $753,180

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Powerball numbers for Wednesday January 04 2017, with information on payouts, winners in each prize tier and the location of any jackpot winning tickets sold.

Winning Powerball Numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017: $80 Million Jackpot (Updated)

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, is estimated at $80 million. Do you hold the winning ticket?

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff

Since the Powerball jackpot was snagged last month, Wednesday’s drawing is worth an estimated $80 million. Wouldn’t bringing that home make a great way to kick off the new year? Wednesday’s cash payout would be an estimated $48.2 million.

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

The multi-state Powerball jackpot had climbed to $421 million this fall, one of the highest jackpot prizes since the $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, when it was won by a group of Tennessee workers.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 4, are: 17, 16, 42, 41, 29 and the Powerball of 04.

Each ticket costs $2. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here. 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.

Tonight’s jackpot is tiny when compared with the January 2016 record Powerball jackpot, which was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash. 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.

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.

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 hundreds of TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. The draws are also posted on YouTube and on our site. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.

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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