The Powerball jackpot will roll into 2021 with an estimated Grand Prize of $384 million ($295.4 million cash value) for the January 2 drawing. This is the highest the Powerball jackpot has been since January 2020 when a $396.9 million jackpot was won in Florida.
The Powerball jackpot was last hit in New York in the September 16 drawing. Since then, there have been 30 drawings in a row without a Grand Prize winner. Saturday’s drawing will be the 31st draw in the jackpot run.
While there were no $1 million or $2 million winners in the December 30 drawing, more than 1.1 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $100,000. The $100,000-winning tickets were sold in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. During the current jackpot run, there have been more than 18.1 million winning tickets across all prize tiers, including 19 tickets that have won $1 million and nine tickets that have won $2 million.
2020 produced seven Powerball jackpot-winning tickets:
Jan. 29, 2020 - $396.9 million – Florida
Feb. 12, 2020 - $70 million – Michigan
April 8, 2020 - $190 million – New Jersey
June 3, 2020 - $136.4 million – West Virginia
June 10, 2020 - $22 million – Wisconsin
Aug. 12, 2020 - $168.5 million – Florida
Sept. 16, 2020 - $94.8 million – New York
It’s America’s Game! Since its first drawing in 1992, POWERBALL® has inspired the country with a chance to become a millionaire, while raising $25 billion for good causes supported by lotteries. POWERBALL set a world record jackpot of $1.586 billion in January 2016. The record prize was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. POWERBALL tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a POWERBALL ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold.