Powerball jackpot grows to $730M; Mega Millions to be $850M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery players have another chance to win big next week since 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 67, 20, 65, 14, 39, 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’s 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.
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.
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The Powerball jackpot will grow to an estimated $730 million after there were no winners Saturday for the lottery’s top prize. The results come as there was also no winner of the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.
Powerball results for 01/16/21; did anyone win the $640M jackpot?
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Jan. 16: 14-20-39-65-67. The Red Powerball Power Number: 2. The Power Play Number: 3.
LANSING, MI – More than a dozen players won at least $1 million, but there was no winner of the $640 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Jan. 16. That means the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 20 will be worth $730 million with a cash option of $546 million.
Saturday night’s drawing came one night after a $750 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing was held.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Jan. 16: 14-20-39-65-67
The Red Powerball Power Number: 2
The Power Play Number: 3
Powerball winners for Jan. 16:
· While there was no grand prize winner, 16 players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Two of those winners were sold in California and three others in Texas.
· Only the players in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million
· In Michigan, one ticket sold won $150,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 4,041,267 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 138,457 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. 19 with an estimated jackpot of $850 million and a cash option of $628.2 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.1 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $219,000. 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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Powerball results for 01/16/21; did anyone win the $640M jackpot? The Powerball Numbers (white) for Jan. 16: 14-20-39-65-67. The Red Powerball Power Number: 2. The Power Play Number: 3.