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The Powerball keeps getting bigger and bigger. The drawing for Saturday, January 6, 2018, was for $570 million. This may not be the largest jackpot in Powerball’s history (which was $1.6 billion), but it’s certainly substantial. When do we find out if anyone won? If someone doesn’t win, the jackpot will just get bigger for Wednesday. Many people are crossing their fingers that no one wins, because they’re hoping to see another billion-dollar jackpot. We never know immediately after a Powerball drawing if anyone won. It typically takes Powerball about two hours to process all the tickets and announce if someone won and where the winning ticket was purchased. This story will be updated as soon as we know if anyone won tonight’s Powerball drawing.
Tonight’s Powerball winning numbers were 12 – 29 – 30 – 33 – 61 and a Powerball of 26. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Powerball’s largest jackpot winners include a $1.6 billion jackpot in January 2016, a $758.7 million jackpot in August 2017, $590.5 million in May 2013, $587.5 million in November 2012, and $564.1 million for February 11, 2015.
In order to win the $570 million jackpot tonight, you’ll have to match all five white balls in any order, and you’ll need to match the red Powerball number too. Some people are already sharing on Twitter their results of from the drawing (and their disappointment about not winning):
If more than one person happens to win the jackpot, then you’ll be splitting those winnings. Don’t forget that you won’t walk away with the exact amount of the jackpot, even if you’re the only winner. Taxes will take away some of your winnings, just for starters. If you only match one of the white balls, you won’t win any money. But if you only match one number and it happens to be the red Powerball, you’ll walk away with $4. Not a lot, but enough to buy yourself a couple more tickets. Here’s how the other matches work. If you match all five white balls, in any order, but not the Powerball, then you’ll get $1 million. If you match four out of five of the white balls and the Powerball, you’ll win $50,000. The amount you win drops dramatically after this. You have two ways to win $100: either match four out of five of the white balls OR match three white balls and the Powerball. Next is your shot at $7. You’ll win $7 if you either match three out of five of the white balls OR you match two white balls and the Powerball. Last is your shot at $4, which you could use to buy two more Powerball tickets if you wanted. You’ll get this if you match one white ball and the Powerball OR if you just match the Powerball.
Powerball is played in 44 states in the U.S., plus D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.