# Did anybody Win the Powerball from January 6th drawing?

The Powerball drawing on January 6th, 2023 ended without anyone winning the grand prize jackpot. This means the jackpot will continue to grow for the next drawing. Let’s take a closer look at the results and find out what happened.

## What were the winning Powerball numbers for January 6th?

The winning numbers for the January 6th, 2023 Powerball drawing were:

• White balls: 3, 48, 52, 56, 60
• Red Powerball: 25

To win the grand prize jackpot, a ticket must match all 5 white balls in any order, plus the red Powerball. No ticket matched all 6 numbers on January 6th.

## What was the Powerball jackpot amount for January 6th?

The advertised Powerball jackpot for the January 6th drawing was \$404 million. This was the amount that a winner would have received if they hit the jackpot by matching all 6 numbers. Since there was no jackpot winner, the amount rolled over to the next drawing.

## How many winners were there on January 6th?

While no one hit the jackpot, there were still 1,795,596 winners at other prize levels in the January 6th Powerball drawing. The breakdown of winners by prize tier is:

Prize Level Winners Prize Amount
Match 5 1 \$1 million
Match 4 + PB 46 \$50,000
Match 4 923 \$100
Match 3 + PB 23,844 \$100
Match 3 431,038 \$7
Match 2 + PB 741,230 \$7
Match 1 + PB 598,508 \$4
Match 0 + PB 238,647 \$4

As shown above, while the jackpot went unclaimed, over 1.7 million ticket holders won prizes at other levels by matching some of the numbers. The biggest win was \$1 million for matching 5 white balls.

## What happens to the jackpot for the next drawing?

Since the jackpot was not won on January 6th, it will roll over and continue increasing for the next Powerball drawing. Rollover jackpots grow based on game sales and interest. It is estimated that the jackpot for the Saturday, January 7th drawing will be around \$439 million.

## What needs to happen for the jackpot to be won?

In order for the jackpot to be won, a ticket must match all 5 white balls and the red Powerball. This has odds of 1 in 292.2 million. It is very difficult to hit the jackpot, but it can happen! Jackpots are usually won within the first few drawings as the amount grows very large.

## Has anyone won the Powerball jackpot before?

Yes, there have been many Powerball jackpot winners over the years. Some notable big jackpot wins include:

• January 2016 – \$1.586 billion split by 3 tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
• August 2017 – \$758.7 million won by a single ticket in Massachusetts.
• March 2019 – \$768.4 million won by a single ticket in Wisconsin.
• November 2022 – \$2.04 billion won by a single ticket in California.

The largest Powerball jackpot ever was the world record \$1.586 billion in January 2016. There have been several jackpot wins over \$500 million and higher. It’s definitely possible for someone to hit this elusive prize.

## Can I still play Powerball if I didn’t play January 6th?

Yes, you can absolutely still play Powerball even if you did not play the January 6th drawing. Tickets must be purchased before the draw closes for the next drawing you want to play. Powerball tickets can be purchased in participating retail locations in 45 states, plus Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. You can generally find Powerball tickets at gas stations, grocery stores and convenience stores.

Each Powerball play is \$2. You first select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls. Then you select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. You can choose your own numbers or do a quick pick and let the lottery terminal randomly pick the numbers for you. Be sure to buy your ticket before sales cut-off, which is usually an hour or so before the drawing.

## When is the next Powerball drawing and deadline?

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 at 10:59pm EST. Ticket sales will cut off at least 59 minutes before then, so be sure to buy your ticket before the deadline.

## Where does the Powerball revenue go?

Powerball is run by the Multi-State Lottery Association and revenue generated from ticket sales goes to fund a variety of good causes across the participating states. Each jurisdiction decides how to use their allocated Powerball revenue, but it often goes to supporting things like:

• Public education
• Environmental protection
• Senior assistance
• Veterans programs
• Infrastructure projects

For example, the California Lottery says more than 95% of its revenue goes back to public schools and colleges. When you play Powerball, you are contributing to many worthwhile public programs and services.

## What are my odds of winning a Powerball prize?

The odds of winning any Powerball prize, from \$4 up to the jackpot, are as follows:

Prize Level Odds
Match 5 + PB 1 in 292,201,338
Match 5 1 in 11,688,053.52
Match 4 + PB 1 in 913,129.1813
Match 4 1 in 36,525.17
Match 3 + PB 1 in 14,494.11
Match 3 1 in 579.76
Match 2 + PB 1 in 701.33
Match 1 + PB 1 in 91.98
Match 0 + PB 1 in 38.32

As you can see, the odds of winning the jackpot are extremely high, at 1 in 292 million. But the chances of winning any prize are around 1 in 24.87. Play responsibly and remember, it only takes one ticket to win!

## Can I improve my chances of winning Powerball?

There is no proven strategy to improve your odds of winning Powerball, as the numbers are drawn completely randomly. The only way to technically increase your chance of winning is to buy more tickets. However, your odds are still very small even if you buy 100 tickets.

Some people use certain patterns like buying consecutive numbers or using a geometric shape. Others only play their “lucky numbers.” But in the end, quick picks and random number selection tend to have just as much luck as any other method. The more tickets you buy the better, but play responsibly and don’t spend more than you can afford.

## How does the Power Play option work?

Power Play is an option you can add to your Powerball ticket for an extra \$1 per play. It will multiply your lower tier winnings by 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x. The Power Play number is randomly drawn before the main numbers.

If you win a prize and played Power Play, you can multiply your winnings by the Power Play number drawn that night. It does not apply to the Match 5 or jackpot prize. Power Play raises the starting prize to \$8 million, instead of \$40 million.

## Are my chances better with Power Play?

Power Play does not improve your chances of winning a prize. It simply increases the amount of certain prizes, with the exception of the jackpot and Match 5 prize. The odds remain the same whether you play Power Play or not.

## Can I buy Powerball tickets online?

Some states that participate in Powerball allow online ticket purchases through lottery websites, apps and subscription services. However, most states still require you to purchase Powerball tickets in person at retail locations. Rules vary by jurisdiction, so check your state’s lottery policies.

If you can buy tickets online, only purchase through authorized lottery sites/apps and ensure it is a legitimate service. Make sure you are playing responsibly with money you can afford to spend.

## Are lottery winnings taxed?

Lottery winnings are generally subject to both federal and state taxes. If you win \$600 or more, the lottery will withhold applicable taxes before releasing your prize money. If you win a really large jackpot, careful tax planning is essential.

At the federal level, gambling winnings are taxed at the highest income tax rate, currently 37%. Your state will also tax lottery winnings, usually between 5-8%. Consider working with legal and financial experts to minimize your tax burden if you hit a huge jackpot.

## Conclusion

In summary, the Powerball jackpot continues to rise after no one won the grand prize on January 6th, 2023. The next drawing on January 7th will be worth around \$439 million. It only takes one ticket to win, so don’t give up hope! Be sure to buy your tickets by the cut-off time for a chance to become America’s newest multimillionaire. Good luck!