Powerball Results, Numbers for 9/12/20: Did Anyone Win the $85 Million?
The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Powerball were 16, 17, 20, 53, and 67. The Powerball was 4 and the Power Play was X2.
No one has claimed the $85 million jackpot for the September 12 draw, according to the Powerball website, so it will now roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, September 17. The estimated jackpot then will be $94 million (with a cash value of $75.1 million).
Although nobody won the jackpot in Saturday night’s draw, there were some big winners.
Four players matched four balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes, while another three doubled their winnings to $100,000 with the Power Play feature.
The Powerball jackpot was reset last month after a lucky player from Florida won the $168.5 million jackpot in the August 12 draw. No details were revealed about the winner, but according to the Powerball website, the winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 4770 North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, Florida. The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
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Before that, the Powerball jackpot was won in the June 10 drawing. The winner, Thomas Cook, split his $22 million prize with his best friend Joseph Feeney.
The pair from Wisconsin shook hands in 1992, agreeing that they would split their winnings if either one ever won the Powerball jackpot, no matter no bought the ticket. Earlier in June, a player in West Virginia scooped a $136 million jackpot.
How do you play Powerball?
Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings usually take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Each draw is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
Each ticket costs $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.
Why is the Powerball so low?
Powerball slashed its minimum payout in half from $40 million to $20 million with minimum roll increased of $2 million between drawings back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic leading to reduced sales, according to lottery officials.The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Powerball were 16, 17, 20, 53, and 67. The Powerball was 4 and the Power Play was X2.
Powerball results for 09/12/20; jackpot worth $85 million
Powerball is played each Wednesday and Saturday night.
LANSING, MI – The Powerball jackpot is closing in on $100 million as there was no winner of the $85 million jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Sept. 12.
That means the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Sept. 16 will be worth $94 million with a cash option of $75.1 million.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Sept. 12: 16-17-20-53-67
The Red Powerball Power Number: 4
The Power Play Number: 2
Powerball winners for Sept. 12:
· Along with no grand prize winner, no one matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.
· In Michigan, six tickets sold won $200 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 492,055 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 14,914 tickets sold won at least $4.
Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, Sept. 15 with an estimated jackpot of $119 million and a cash option of $94.6 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $19.05 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $219,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
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 last year 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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