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Powerball Winning Numbers For 01/20/2021 Drawing: $730M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $730 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff

The Powerball lottery jackpot has mushroomed to more than three-quarters of a billion dollars — $730 million — for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $546 million, lottery officials said.

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. 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 Wednesday, Jan. 20, are: 40, 53, 60, 68, 69 and the Powerball of 22.

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.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 01/20/2021 Drawing: $730M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $730 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

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The Powerball® jackpot is now in Top 5 territory! The jackpot stands at an estimated $640 million ($478.7 million cash value) for the Saturday, January 16 drawing. If won, it would be the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the 9th largest jackpot in U.S. Lottery history. This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019.

The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the Sept. 16, 2020 drawing. Since then, there have been 34 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner. Saturday’s drawing will be the 35th draw in the jackpot run – making this the longest streak without a jackpot winner in Powerball history.

There were a lot of big winners in the Wednesday night drawing, including 10 tickets that matched all five white balls to win $1 million. The $1 million-winning tickets were sold in California (2), Colorado, Georgia, Michigan (3), New York and Texas (2). One other ticket doubled the $1 million prize to $2 million by including the Power Play® option for an additional $1. The $2 million-winning ticket was sold in Virginia. In total, more than 3.3 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million in the Wednesday night drawing.

Since the jackpot was last hit, there have been more than 27.3 million winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 34 tickets that have won $1 million and 11 tickets that have won $2 million.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee

2. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – Wisconsin

3. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – Massachusetts

4. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – Iowa, New York

5 . $640 Million (est.)

6. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 – Florida

7. $587.5 Million – Nov. 28, 2012 – Arizona, Missouri

8. $564.1 Million – Feb. 11, 2015 – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

9. $559.7 Million – Jan. 6, 2018 – New Hampshire

10. $487.0 Million – July 30, 2016 – New Hampshire

Top 10 U.S. Lottery Jackpots

1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – Powerball – CA, FL, TN

2. $1.537 Billion – Oct. 23, 2018 – Mega Millions – SC

3. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – Powerball – WI

4. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – Powerball – MA

5. $750 Million (est.) – Mega Millions

6. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – Powerball – IA, NY

7. $656 Million – Mar. 30, 2012 – Mega Millions – KS, IL, MD

8. $648 Million – Dec. 17, 2013 – Mega Millions – CA, GA

9. $640 Million (est.) – Powerball

10. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 – Powerball – FL

The Powerball® jackpot is now in Top 5 territory! The jackpot stands at an estimated $640 million ($478.7 million cash value) for the Saturday, January 16 drawing. If won, it would be the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the 9th largest jackpot in U.S. Lottery history. This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019. ]]>