Congratulations are in order, as a winning ticket sold in Maryland won the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot on Jan. 20!
Thus, this means for Saturday, Jan. 23, the Powerball jackpot resets to $20 million, with a $15 million cash value.
It was a historic week for lottery jackpots. Two days after the Maryland win, the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history, $1.05 billion ($776.6 million cash payout), hit in Michigan. There were also 10 second-place winners for the Jan. 22 Mega Millions drawing, including one in PA worth $1 million.
Winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Jan. 23
Powerball drawings occur on Wednesdays and Saturdays after 11 p.m. EST. Find tonight’s numbers posted below.
Winning numbers: 5 – 8 – 17 – 27 – 28 Powerball: 14
Fourth-largest Powerball jackpot prize
Circling back, the $731.1 million jackpot won is the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot and also the sixth-largest ever in the U.S., according to a press release. Overall, this jackpot is the largest in Maryland’s history.
The lucky jackpot winner will make a choice when it comes time to claim the prize. The winner can choose to have the $731.1 million paid in 30 graduated payments spanning a period of 29 years or a lump-sum payment of $546.8 million.
However, taxes definitely put a dent in the eye-watering amount. Remember that there is federal withholding tax of 24% and Maryland state withholding tax of 8.95%.
$150K ticket sold in PA
Although not a big jackpot winner, there was a Powerball ticket worth $150,000 sold in Blair County for the previous drawing. The winning numbers for Jan. 20 were 40 – 53 – 60 – 68 -69, with a red Powerball of 22.
The winning ticket sold at Sheetz at 405 E. 25th Ave. in Altoona would have only been worth $50,000 for matching four white balls and the red Powerball. However, the $1 Power Play option was purchased, and the multiplier for the drawing was 3X. Thus, the winning ticket boosts the prize to $150,000.
Draw lottery tickets online
In Pennsylvania, you can purchase draw lottery tickets online plus play other fun games through the PA online lottery. However, there are other states that offer online lottery sales as well:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
Players must be 18 or older, and please make sure to play responsibly.