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Live Powerball results for 01/20/21; jackpot worth $730 million

LANSING, MI — A night after no one won a $865 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery players hope tonight is their lucky night as the estimated Powerball jackpot for the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 20 is worth $730 million. The cash option for tonight’s drawing is worth $546 million.

Should ticket sales exceed expectations, the Powerball jackpot could be even larger. Tonight’s top prize is already the fourth largest jackpot in Powerball history and the sixth largest in U.S. lottery history.

Once again, MLive will be providing live results of tonight’s drawing and will update this story with the winning numbers as they come in.

The winning numbers are: 40-53-60-68-69

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the following TV stations throughout the state:

  • WBKB-TV 11 (CBS)
  • WDIV-TV 4 (NBC)
  • WNEM-TV 5 (CBS)
  • WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV)
  • WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC)
  • WMKG-TV 38 (IND)
  • WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX)
  • WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC)

Following the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot.

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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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.

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 — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one 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 Powerball.

Those prizes also would be subject to federal taxes, and most states would take a cut as well.

Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22. ]]>