Powerball Results, Numbers for 2/1/20: Did Anyone Win the $40 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
Were they any lucky winners of the Powerball last night? The top prize for the national lottery on Saturday, February 1 was reset to $40 million, with a cash option of $27.9 million, after someone won the $396.9 million jackpot in the previous drawing on January 29.
The winning numbers last night were 12-33-54-57-60, with the Powerball being 13 with a Power Play of 4x. Nobody won the jackpot by matching all numbers and the Powerball, but one person did win at least $1 million by matching all five white balls.
Seven people matched four white balls and the Powerball to take home a $50,000 prize, with two of those winners quadrupling their prize because they also purchased the 4x Power Play. All winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
As nobody won the jackpot last night, the top prize rolls on to next week’s drawing on February 5. The estimated jackpot will be $50 million, with a cash value of $35.8 million, according to the Powerball website. The jackpot could increase if sales further lottery projections, according to officials.
The Powerball numbers in the previous drawing on January 29 were 09-12-15-31-60, with the Powerball being 02 with a Powerball of 2x. The one lucky winner of the huge $396.9 million jackpot hailed from Florida, with the ticket purchased at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs. The retailer also received $100,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The initial jackpot was believed to be $394 million, but was revised to $396.9 million, according to the Florida Lottery Commission. The colossal top prize was due to the jackpot rolling over 24 times since the previous jackpot win on November 6.
How do you play Powerball?
The Powerball, along with the Mega Millions, is one of the largest lotteries in the United States. Started in 1992, Powerball is held twice a week, with draws usually taking place on Wednesday and Saturday night. The drawing is always broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
Each ticket costs $2 per play, with participants having to choose five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one Powerball number from 1 to 26. Players are also able to potentially multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times using the Power Play option for an additional $1. Powerball is available to play in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the Powerball website. On the official site you can also check the numbers for last night’s drawing, or any past winning numbers.
The Powerball jackpot was reset to $40 million for Saturday’s draw after the whopping $396.9 million top prize was won by one lucky ticket purchased in Bonita Springs, Florida.