The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $410 million ($316.4 million cash value) for the January 6 drawing. This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since March 2019 when a $768.4 million jackpot was won in Wisconsin.
A lot of Powerball players kicked off the New Year by winning cash prizes in the January 2 drawing – more than 1.3 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million! One ticket in Arizona matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. Another ticket in Connecticut matched all five white balls and doubled the $1 million prize to $2 million by including the Power Play option for an additional $1.
The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the September 16 drawing. Since then, there have been 31 drawings in a row without a Grand Prize winner. Wednesday’s drawing will be the 32nd draw in the jackpot run. Since the jackpot was last won, there have been more than 19.5 million winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 20 tickets that have won $1 million and 10 tickets that have won $2 million.
2020 produced seven Powerball jackpot-winning tickets:
Jan. 29, 2020 - $396.9 million – Florida
Feb. 12, 2020 - $70 million – Michigan
April 8, 2020 - $190 million – New Jersey
June 3, 2020 - $136.4 million – West Virginia
June 10, 2020 - $22 million – Wisconsin
Aug. 12, 2020 - $168.5 million – Florida
Sept. 16, 2020 - $94.8 million – New York
It’s America’s Game! Since its first drawing in 1992, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising $25 billion for good causes supported by lotteries. POWERBALL set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a POWERBALL ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold