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Powerball Winning Numbers For 1/18/2020 Drawing: $321M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Jan 18, 2020 6:32 p m ET | Updated Jan 18, 2020 11:02 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot has grown to a hefty $321 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Saturday, Jan. 18. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $218.7 million.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.

In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops 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 cut-off time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Jan. 18, are: 20, 24, 38, 56, 68 and the Powerball of 18.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.

To win the Powerball jackpot a player must match 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, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.

You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.

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WATCH: Powerball Numbers for 12/1/18: Live Results for $183 Million Jackpot Tonight

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot will increase to $183 million ($105.7 million cash option) after there were no winners during Wednesday night’s drawing.

Tonight’s game will take place at 11 p.m. EST. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawings, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

For those feeling lucky, we will have the live results of the Powerball numbers for 12/1/18. You can watch the live stream below provided by ABC WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Here are the results from Saturday’s game:

The Powerball lottery jackpot is one of America’s two big multi-state games and is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with drawings held at 11:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Tickets cost $2.

The largest Powerball jackpots ever are as follows:

$1.586 billion on Jan. 13, 2016

$758.7 million on Aug. 23, 2017

$687.8 millon on Oct. 27, 2018

$590.5 million on May 18, 2013

$587.5 million on Nov. 28, 2012

$564.1 million on Feb. 11, 2015

$559.7 million on Jan. 6, 2018

$487.0 million on July 30, 2016

$456 million on March 17, 2018

$448.4 million on Aug. 7, 2013

$447.8 million on June 10, 2017

$435.3 million on Feb. 22, 2017

Two players claimed the Powerball jackpot after 21 weeks without a ticket matching all six winning numbers two weeks ago. The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27. The final jackpot was worth $687.8 million, which was split between the two winners and was the third-largest jackpot in the game’s history, as well as the fourth-largest in U.S. lottery history.

Meanwhile, America’s other big lottery game, Mega Millions, will increase to $208 million ($119 million cash option) for Tuesday’s game after there were no winners on Friday night.

Here are the results from last night’s Mega Millions drawing:

A ticket purchased in South Carolina matched the winning numbers of 5-28-62-65-70, as well as the Mega Ball number of 5, claiming the record $1.537 billion jackpot on Oct. 23, according to an official Mega Millions press release.

There were several other big winners who fell one number short of the jackpot as well. According to the Mega Millions website, there was a total of 36 second-prize winners, valued at $1 million on Oct. 23.

“Eight were in California, four each in Florida and New York, two each in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia, and one each in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin,” according to the Mega Millions website.

The million-dollar tickets would have matched all five white balls but not the gold Mega Ball.

Here’s how you can watch the Powerball jackpot for Saturday, December 1, 2018, which is projected at $183 million (cash option $105.7 million).