We have a Powerball winner! Where the $730M ticket was sold
Posted: Jan 21, 2021 / 03:55 AM EST / Updated: Jan 21, 2021 / 08:34 AM EST
*The story in the video player above was done before Wednesday’s winning Powerball drawing
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.
Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night with a $730 million Powerball prize was on the line. The winning ticket was sold in Maryland, pushing the new jackpot to an estimated $20 million for the next drawing Saturday.
The Powerball jackpot was the fifth-largest ever, and it came only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.
Here are the winning numbers for Powerball’s whopping $730 million jackpot
Giant jackpots: Mega Millions worth $850M; Powerball hits $730M
No jackpot winners for Powerball or Mega Millions, another chance to win this week
Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.
It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016.
No one had won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.
Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carole Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw $260 million in sales, resulting in 36% of all possible number combinations being covered.
The prizes listed are for winners who choose an annuity option, paid over 30 years. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Wednesday’s Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.
Those prizes also would be subject to federal taxes, and most states would take a cut as well.
Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.
Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $970 million.There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.
Mega Millions jackpot is $970 million; Thursday’s Ohio Lottery results
These are the biggest winning lottery jackpots in U.S. history and where the upcoming Mega Millions drawing will rank if a winning ticket is sold. Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — There’s one giant jackpot still standing.
A winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot of $731.1 million was sold in Maryland, so now all eyes are on the $970 million Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m.
The Powerball prize has reverted to $20 million for the Saturday, Jan. 23, drawing. Classic Lotto also draws on Saturday for a jackpot of $3.5 million.
The Lucky for Life numbers for Thursday are 26-15-47-34-11 Lucky Ball 15.
Thursday’s winning Ohio Lottery numbers are:
Pick 3 evening: 243 (midday, 473)
Pick 4 evening: 1062 (midday, 1128)
Pick 5 evening: 26608 (midday, 48403)
Rolling Cash 5: 1-11-16-18-33
Pick 3 winners receive $500 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-1,000. Pick 4 winners receive $5,000 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-10,000.
The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $120,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757.
Drawings for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 are twice daily, at 12:29 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. The drawing for the Rolling Cash 5 is each night at 7:35 p.m.
Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816.
Lucky for Life draws at 10:35 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 30,821,472.
Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338.
Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302,575,350.
The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles & other lottery games.
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