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We have a Powerball winner! Where the $730M ticket was sold

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 / 03:55 AM EST / Updated: Jan 21, 2021 / 08:34 AM EST

*The story in the video player above was done before Wednesday’s winning Powerball drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.

Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night with a $730 million Powerball prize was on the line. The winning ticket was sold in Maryland, pushing the new jackpot to an estimated $20 million for the next drawing Saturday.

The Powerball jackpot was the fifth-largest ever, and it came only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.

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Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.

It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016.

No one had won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carole Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw $260 million in sales, resulting in 36% of all possible number combinations being covered.

The prizes listed are for winners who choose an annuity option, paid over 30 years. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546 million for Wednesday’s Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.

Those prizes also would be subject to federal taxes, and most states would take a cut as well.

Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $970 million.

There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.

Ohio (OH) Powerball Numbers & Results

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Latest Ohio Powerball Results

Ohio Powerball Prize Amounts

Numbers Correct Prize Power Play 2X Power Play 3X Power Play 4X Power Play 5X Power Play 10X
5 of 5 w/ Powerball Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize Grand Prize
5 of 5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
4 of 5 w/ Powerball $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000
4 of 5 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 of 5 w/ Powerball $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000
3 of 5 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
2 of 5 w/ Powerball $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70
1 of 5 w/ Powerball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40
0 of 5 w/ Powerball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40

Ohio Powerball FAQs

Can I buy a OH Powerball ticket online?

If you’re outside the U.S. or in Texas, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington or Pennsylvania you can purchase Powerball tickets through Lottery.com at play.lottery.com!

When is the Ohio Powerball?

Ohio Powerball drawings take place twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

What time is the Ohio Powerball drawing?

How much is the OH Powerball jackpot?

Powerball jackpots roll over until there is a winner or multiple winners. Once one or multiple winners have hit the grand prize, the Powerball resets to the minimum jackpot. You can find the latest Ohio Powerball jackpot amounts here on the Lottery.com Ohio Powerball Jackpots page.

Did anyone win the OH Powerball?

When Powerball resets to the minimum jackpot, it’s an indication that one or more players won in the most recent drawing.

What are the OH Powerball winning numbers?

View the latest Powerball winning numbers in the Lottery.com app or on the Lottery.com website following each drawing here on the Ohio Powerball Results page.

What are the odds of winning?

Higher than you think! The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9.

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