The Powerball jackpot for 01/01/20 was $220 million. Here are the first winning numbers for the New Year 2020:
First Five: 49-53-57-59-62
Power Play: 2x
Wednesday night’s 01/01/20 jackpot was estimated at $220 million, with a cash option of $149.2 million. The jackpot could have increased if sales furthered lottery projections, according to officials.
Winning numbers from the 12/28/19 jackpot of $200 million last Saturday were: 20-23-39-59-60
Power Play: 2x
There was no grand prize winner on Saturday, nor were there any tickets that matched all five white balls for the second prize of $1 million.
The last grand prize winning ticket was sold in California on 11/02/19 for a jackpot of $150 million.
The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size—according to Powerball’s website.
Powerball is a multi-state lottery played every Wednesday and Saturday, and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Powerball jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million with a Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight, or any past winning numbers, on the official Powerball website.
The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, which is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like Powerball, the jackpot is reset at $40 million after a jackpot is won, and one line of numbers is $2, with a $1 option to multiply their winnings with a Megaplier. Here is the Mega Millions website for more information, or to check any potential past numbers.
There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the power play is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout goes for one ball plus the powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the powerball, or three correct numbers and no powerball.
If all five white, numbered balls are chosen but the red powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.
Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot prizes
1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee
2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)
Single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)
Single ticket sold in Massachusetts
4. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Iowa and one sold in New York.
5. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)
Single ticket sold in Florida
6. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Missouri and one sold in Arizona.
7. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico