Powerball Winning Numbers For 01/09/2021 Drawing: $470M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $470 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a mammoth $470 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Jan. 9. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $362.7 million, which would be a nice way to start 2021.
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 Saturday, Jan. 9, are: 14, 26, 38, 45, 46 and the Powerball of 13.
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 01/09/2021 Drawing: $470M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $470 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
Powerball Results, Numbers for 1/9/21: Did Anyone Win the $470 Million?
The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing of the Powerball were 14, 26, 38, 45 and 46. The Powerball was 13 and the Power Play was X2.
But no-one has claimed the $470 million jackpot for the January 9 draw, according to the Powerball website. Therefore, the prize money will roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, January 14. The estimated jackpot then will be $550 million (with a cash value of $411.4 million)—the ninth highest jackpot in Powerball history.
The current jackpot is also the highest since the $758.7 million prize offered in March 2019, according to the Powerball website.
Although no-one won the jackpot on Saturday night, there were some big winners. A player from Florida and another from Pennsylvania matched all five white balls correctly to win a $1 million prize.
Fifty players matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes. Another 18 players doubled their prize money to $100,000 with a Power Play purchase.
The Powerball jackpot has not been won since September 16 last year, according to the Powerball website. Since then, there have been 33 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner and the January 14 drawing will be the 34th.
How do you play Powerball?
Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings usually take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Each draw is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Each ticket costs $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.
What are the odds of winning a prize?
Powerball’s official website claims that players have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize regardless of the number of participants. But the chances of winning the grand prize jackpot are astronomically higher at 1 in 292,201,338, according to the official website.
Winners can choose to either select their prize as an annuity, or for significantly less, a lump-sum payment. The annuity option sees the winner receive 30 annual payments over the space of 29 years, with each payment increasing by five percent until the 30th and final payment.
Your chances of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size, according to Powerball’s website. If you win a jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing of the Powerball were 14, 26, 38, 45 and 46. The Powerball was 13 and the Power Play was X2. ]]>