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Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/29/2020 Drawing: $394M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $394 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Jan 29, 2020 6:35 p m ET | Updated Jan 29, 2020 11:06 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $394 million for the player who holds the winning ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $274.6 million.

The hefty jackpot ranks as the 18th biggest in the game’s history. The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.

In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 29, are: 09, 12, 15, 31, 60 and the Powerball of 02.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.

To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.

You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.

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Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/29/2020 Drawing: $394M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $394 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s $394M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (01/29/2020)

The Powerball lottery drawing for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 is worth an estimated $394 million. Check back later to see if anyone won the Powerball jackpot.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $394 million with a cash option of $274.6 million, making it potentially the 28th largest prize in U.S. lottery history.

The winning numbers were: 9, 12, 15, 31 and 60. The Powerball drawn was 2 with a Power Play of 2X.

The jackpot was most recently hit on Nov. 2 when a $150 million ticket was sold in California. It was the seventh and final jackpot-winning Powerball ticket sold across the country last year and had a cash option of $104.8 million. Since then, 24 drawings have been held without a top-prize winner, including Saturday when no one across the country hit a $373 million jackpot.

Three, second-prize $1 million tickets were sold across the country – one apiece in Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas. Each matched five numbers but not the Powerball.

In New Jersey, a $50,000 ticket was purchased at Stop & Shop on Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey Lottery officials said. It matched four numbers plus the Powerball.

Saturday’s winning numbers were: 2, 9, 17, 36 and 67. The Powerball drawn was 18 with a Power Play of 2X.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while there’s about a 1 in 913,129 shot of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.

Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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