Powerball Numbers, Results for 1/9/19: Did Anyone Win The Powerball Jackpot Wednesday (Last) Night?
The latest Powerball drawing on Wednesday night was worth $82 million with a cash option of $50.2 million. Was anyone lucky enough to hit the jackpot?
The Powerball lottery’s winning numbers were announced on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. EST. The winning numbers were 06-19-37-49-59, Powerball 22, and Power Play 3X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the $82 million jackpot, there were two Match 5 winners in Florida and West Virginia that won one million dollars, according to the lottery website.
The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 11 p.m. EST and will be worth $96 million with a cash option of $58.8 million.
Powerball is the largest lottery game in the U.S. and is played in 44 states, according to the Powerball website. The Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m.
The latest winner of a Powerball prize was a group of 10 people from Missouri who won $50,000. The winning lottery ticket was sold in at the convenience store Break Time in Dexter, Missouri for the December 12 drawing, according to the Powerball website. The winning numbers were: 4-9-21-29-64 and Powerball 26.
“The prize was split between: Ramona Lemons, Cherie Smith, Marrianne Bruce, Tamara Crowley, Tamala Freeman, Lawrence Louder, Donna Morgan and Jacob Williams, all of Dexter; Barbara Illers of Jackson; and Robin Rieffer of Bloomfield,” the lottery website stated.
Each lottery player will go home with $5,000 each, according to the lottery website.
On Monday, two people from Iowa claimed Powerball prizes of $100,000 and $50,000. Jacob Carpenter of Des Moines won $10,000 and Diane Fried of Mapleton won $50,000 during the December 29 Powerball drawing, the Des Moines Register reported. Fried and Carpenter matched four out of the five white balls during the game and Carpenter added the Power Play to his ticket, according to the Des Moines Register.
One of the biggest Powerball prizes was claimed in November after one woman from Iowa and a man from New York split the $687.8 million jackpot. Lerynne West of Iowa and Robert Bailey of New York won the jackpot and split it, walking away with $343.9 million each. The prize was the third-largest Powerball prize in history, according to ABC News.
In other lottery news, one person from New York won the $425 million Mega Millions jackpot last week. The winning lottery numbers announced last week were 34-44-57-62-70, Mega Ball 14 and Megaplier 4X, according to the Mega Millions website.Powerball’s drawing on Wednesday night is worth $82 million.
Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/9/2019 Drawing: $82M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Jan 9, 2019 5:00 p m ET | Updated Jan 9, 2019 11:05 p m ET
The Wednesday night Powerball jackpot is worth an estimated $82 million. The one-time cash payout for the Jan. 9 Powerball drawing will be an estimated $50.2 million to the player who correctly chooses all of the lottery numbers.
What time are the winning Powerball numbers drawn? Numbers are selected every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results typically posted within five minutes.
In most states, ticket sales stop at least an hour before the drawing, but a state may cut off sales earlier, such as Illinois, which ends 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 sales cut-off time.
The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Jan. 9 are: 6, 19, 37, 49, 59, and a Powerball of 22.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. Someone in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23.
The Powerball game is played by matching 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. Powerball tickets cost $2 each, and are sold at thousands of Lottery retailers. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.
You have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game and reports that about 75 percent of winning tickets have numbers chosen by a computer.
The largest Powerball jackpots ever are as follows:
- $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
- $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
- $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
- $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012
- $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015
- $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018
- $487.0 million, July 30, 2016
- $456 million, March 17, 2018
- $448.4 million, Aug. 7, 2013
- $447.8 million, June 10, 2017
- $435.3 million, Feb. 22, 2017
When millions more players take part in the game at times there’s a huge jackpot, that doesn’t change your odds of winning, the lottery says. The odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing — you have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot reaches $40 million or $1 billion.
The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball drawings can be seen on 125 TV stations nationwide. They may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Drawing shows are also posted to Powerball.com under the video section and to YouTube.
Claiming, Safeguarding Winnings
So, what should you do if you are lucky enough to claim the Powerball jackpot? Many lottery winners hire an attorney, financial planner or both, since most people don’t exactly know what to do when they suddenly come into so much money. Some even bring their lawyer with them to claim their prize. The lottery does not offer counseling services or financial advice for winners.
You have two choices when you claim your prize: the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years, or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. Then there are the taxes. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent. Then, any extra income taxes like state or city would apply.
Financial experts suggest that if you can get more than a 3 or 4 percent return on an investment, the lump sum is actually the best way to go in the long-term.
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