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Lottery players have another chance to win big: Powerball jackpot grows to $730M, Mega Millions to $850M

Michael and Amanda Lazovich of Plain, Pa., pick up their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets Thursday at the Anthracite Newsstand on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Photo: Mark Moran, AP)

Lottery players have another chance to win big next week, because there were no winners of the top prize for both the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in their most recent drawings.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $730 million after no one matched all five numbers and the red ball in the drawing on Saturday night. If a lottery player strikes big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth-largest jackpot ever in the United States.

The winning numbers were 14, 20, 39, 65, 67, and the Powerball was 02.

No one beat the odds in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, so that jackpot grew to an estimated $850 million. That would be the third-largest jackpot ever if there’s a winner of the top prize for the drawing on Tuesday.

It has been nearly two years since a lottery jackpot has grown so large. No one has won either game’s top prize in months.

The listed jackpot amounts refer to winners who opt for an annuity, paid over 30 years. Winners nearly always choose cash prizes, which for Powerball would be $546 million.

The estimated cash prize for the next Mega Millions jackpot is $628.2 million.

Lottery players have another chance to win big, because there were no winners of the top prize for the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots.

Powerball results for 01/23/21; $20M jackpot winner sold, 43 players win at least $1M

Powerball is played each Wednesday and Saturday night.

LANSING, MI – A player in New Jersey won the $23 million Powerball jackpot and an incredible 43 players won at least $1 million in the drawing held on Saturday, Jan. 23. The extraordinary total of big winners comes one day after a player in Michigan won a $1 billion jackpot.

The Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 27 will be worth $20 million with a cash option of $15 million.

The Powerball Numbers (white) for Jan. 23: 5-8-17-27-28

The Red Powerball Power Number: 14

The Power Play Number: 3

Powerball winners for Jan. 23:

· Along with the grand prize winner, 43 players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. A full list of those winners can be found on the Powerball website.

· Players in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Puerto Rico also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million

· In Michigan, two tickets sold won $50,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

· There were 1,032,769 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 33,754 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:

· The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Jan. 26 with an estimated jackpot of $20 million and a cash option of $14.7 million.

· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.2 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.

· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $167,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

The last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.

And while she was a lucky winner, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland in 2019 went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.

If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.

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