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Massachusetts Powerball News and Payout for Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

Mass Powerball News and Payout for Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 Drawing

No one won Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, worth $363 million, bringing the estimated grand prize on Saturday to $384 million. The cash value will be an estimated $295.4 million. The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night, December 30th, 2020 were 03-43-45-61-65 with Power Ball number 14. The Powerball grand prize has been growing for 92 draws since Saturday, February 15th, 2020. The last jackpot was won by a lucky ticket sold in Michigan, matched all six numbers for a $70.00 million top prize.

Although the jackpot was not awarded Wednesday evening, Powerball had some huge winners. 14 third prize winning tickets were sold nationwide. There were 2 tickets matched 4+1 with Power Play option, multiplying the prizes by 4 for a total win of $40,000 each!

Additional winners Wednesday night included 565 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers and won $100. 134 additional players not just matched 4 white ball, and also chose the Power Play option, double the winnings to a total win of $200 each! 1459 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, as well as the Powerball number. These tickets are also each worth $100. There were 302 tickets matched 3+1 with Power Play option, doubled the prizes to win a total win of $200 each.

With nine ways to win, the Wednesday night’s drawing generated 1,124,670 winning tickets across the nation with a total amount of $0 prizes.

America’s favorite Powerball is played in 42 states, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball uses a 5/59 (white balls) + 1/35 (Powerballs) matrix to randomly choose winning numbers. Each play costs $2. Players can choose to spend $1 extra to purchase the Power Play, which increases the winnings except grand prize. The odds of winning any prizes are about 1 to 32. The odds of winning Powerball jackpot are 1 to 175,223,510. The minimum Powerball advertised jackpot starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 yearly increment payments. Winners can select one-time lump sum cash payout instead.

There were 24,558 Powerball winning tickets sold in the state of Massachusetts. Find below the Massachusetts Powerball prize payout highlights for the Wednesday, December 30th, 2020’s drawing.

  • 17 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $100 each.
  • 35 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Powerball and won $100 each.
  • 983 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 and won $7 each.
  • 791 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Powerball and won $7 each.
  • 6630 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Powerball and won $4 each.
  • 16102 ticket(s) matched Powerball Only and won $4 each.
  • 1 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $100,000 each.
  • 4 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $200 each.
  • 122 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $200 each.
  • 99 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $14 each.
  • 753 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Powerball with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $14 each.
  • 1908 ticket(s) matched Powerball Only with Power Play with PowerPlay purchased and won $8 each.

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About Massachusetts Powerball

Massachusetts Powerball is currently one of the most popular Massachusetts State Lottery Games.

It was launched in 2010, when Massachusetts State Lottery (MSL) along with 9 other Mega Millions members, joined Powerball in an agreement with the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSUL) to start selling both Mega Millions and Powerball. This was the largest agreement in the history of US Lottery and Massachusetts Powerball was thus added as a new game to the already wide list of games of MSL.

Prior to 2010, Powerball was played in the 33 jurisdictions of the Multi-State Lottery Association and currently this multi-state lottery game is played in 44 states.

Massachusetts Powerball tickets started being sold on the 31 st of January 2010 by 7500 MSL agents throughout the state.

About half of the money raised by the game is used for the prizes and for administration purposes but a significant part is used to support important social issues. Since its beginning, the main goal of Massachusetts Powerball, much like other lottery games, has been to raise money for several municipal services, including public safety and education. So far, Massachusetts Powerball has succeeded in gathering billions of dollars for these community-supporting and charitable projects and the success of the game indicates that it will continue to contribute in the future.

Powerball is a cash game and it involves a very big jackpot as well. Its popularity has been rising greatly due to the huge prizes awarded. Powerball jackpots are almost always the highest of all lottery games and that attracts more and more players.

Jackpots surpass 100 million dollars frequently and in 2006, it reached almost 400 million dollars. The record-breaking value of about $580 million was set in November 2012 and the prize was split between eight winners.

Powerball is also responsible for the largest prize awarded to one single ticket which was bought in August 2012 in Michigan.

It has undergone different changes in the way it is played and Massachusetts Powerball’s current version, Powerball Enriched, dates from 15 January 2012. The cost increased from $1 to $2 but this allows for bigger jackpots and higher chances to win. Previously the minimum prize was $20 million but since the new rules were put into place it has reached $40 million and the number of red balls has reduced from 39 to 35. Having fewer red ball numbers increases the odds of winning a jackpot. The second prize, which was $200,000, is now $1,000,000 cash.

How to play Massachusetts Powerball

    The first thing to do to play Massachusetts Powerball is to purchase a Massachusetts Powerball play card in one of the Massachusetts Lottery agents. The price of one basic card is $2.

Then choose five numbers out of fifty nine. Check each number. You cannot erase the numbers you have already chosen.

Choose one Power ball number out of thirty five. Check each number. You cannot erase the numbers you have already chosen.

Choose the Power Play feature by marking the box (optional). This allows you to increase your non-jackpot prizes. The additional cost of Power Play is $1.

Mark the number of times you want to play your numbers in consecutive draws (optional).

After completing your play card, give it to an Online Agent for registration. You should receive a ticket as a receipt and the numbers and drawings on it must match the ones you played.

For security reasons, sign the back of your ticket in pencil or blue ink. This is the ticket you will use to check the result and to claim your prize.

Check the result of the following Massachusetts Powerball drawing – Wednesday or Saturday – to see if you have matching numbers.

  • In case you have one of the nine winning combinations, claim your prize in any Massachusetts Lottery Agent.
  • Alternatively, you can use Quick Pick to have your numbers selected by a computer. The chances of winning are the same either you choose the numbers yourself or leave it up to the computer.

    The betting polls for the Massachusetts Powerball open at 5 am and close at 9:50pm

    How to Win Massachusetts Powerball?

    Compared to other lottery games, the chances of winning in the Massachusetts Powerball are very high. The odds of getting a prize are estimated to be 1 to 32. The more you play the more chances you have to win.

    If the red Powerball is a match, then you are sure to get a prize of $4 which will increase according to the number of matching white balls.

    If you match the five white balls you win the second prize of $1,000,000.

    For the jackpot, the numbers you choose for your Massachusetts Powerball play card must match the 5 white balls from the drawing as well as the red ball. The winner has the option of receiving the prize entirely on a single payment, or in 30 payments over the course of 29 years. In this option the amounts will increase each year at a rate defined by the existing rules.

    A player that wins the jackpot has 60 days to choose the payment method and all players have one year to claim their prizes.

    Why choose Power Play?

    By choosing the Power Play feature, you will always multiply your prize amount except if you win the Massachusetts Powerball jackpot.

    Your lowest prize will be $12 instead of $4 and you will receive $14 instead of $7.

    Furthermore, the $100 prize doubles to $200 and the $10,000 shoots to $40,000.

    If you get the second prize of five matching white balls, you will win $2 million while you would only win $1 million without the Power Play.

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    Massachusetts Powerball Odds

    Numbers Matched Odds of Winning
    5 +1 1 in 292,201,338.00
    5 1 in 11,688,053.52
    4 + 1 1 in 913,129.18
    4 1 in 36,525.17
    3 + 1 1 in 14,494.11
    3 1 in 579.76
    2 + 1 1 in 701.33
    1 + 1 1 in 91.98
    0 + 1 1 in 38.32

    Massachusetts Powerball FAQs

    How do you win Massachusetts Powerball?

    To win the Powerball jackpot, match all 5 white balls and also the Powerball number. You win $1 million when you match all of the 5 white balls but not the Powerball number.

    By adding Power Play ® , for $1 more per play, you can multiply all non-jackpot prizes by 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X.

    Refer to the chart above for detailed Massachusetts Powerball payouts and prize amounts.

    When is the Massachusetts Powerball draw?

    Massachusetts Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

    How late can you buy Powerball tickets in Massachusetts?

    Ticket sales for Massachusetts Powerball stop at 9:50 p.m. ET on Wednesdays and Saturdays, approximately an hour before the draw.

    How much tax do you pay on Massachusetts lottery winnings?

    By law, the Massachusetts lottery will withhold 24% of winnings for federal taxes and 5.0% for state income taxes.

    Use our Powerball payout and tax calculator to find out how much taxes you need to pay if you win the Powerball jackpot – for both cash and annuity options.

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