Last night’s winning POWERBALL numbers for the New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2020, $220 million ($149.2 million cash value) jackpot drawing are:
Power Play: X2
No one matched all of last night’s POWERBALL numbers which means that the next jackpot for Saturday, January 4, 2020, increased to $237 million.
Also, no one matched 5 of 5 numbers plus Power Play for $2 million.
There was one winner in Missouri who matched 5 of 5 numbers to win $1 million.
There were 12 winners who patched 4 of 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win $50,000. Four of those winning tickets are actually worth $100,000 because the optional Power Play was added which way 2X on Wednesday night.
How To Play POWERBALL
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per each.
Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls. Then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.
To multiply your non-jackpot prizes, select the Power Play box. Power Play costs $1 more per play.
With Power Play, players can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or multiply his/her other non-jackpot prizes two to five times when the advertised jackpot is over $150 million, and up to 10 times when the advertised jackpot is $150 million or less.
Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee.
Tickets can be purchased until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing.
POWERBALL Odds and Payout
The odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all POWERBALL states.
The jackpot will be paid in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.