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Saturday’s Powerball drawing produces a night of millionaires

January 25, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:32 PM
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Saturday’s Powerball jackpot created the largest number of millionaires in a single U.S. lottery drawing in the last five years.

On top of the $23.2 million jackpot hit in New Jersey, the January 23 drawing produced 43 winning tickets worth $1 million to $2 million.

The winning Match 5 tickets were spread across 18 lottery jurisdictions, including North Carolina!

Saturday’s drawing produced a total of:

  • 35 $1 Million winners
  • 8 $2 Million Power Play winners

Here in NC, the lucky $1 million winner bought their ticket at the Family Fare on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.

The last two Powerball drawings produced back-to-back jackpot wins — a trend you don’t see too often! The last time jackpots were won in back-to-back drawings was nearly six years ago in March 2015.

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot starts over at $20 million as an annuity or $15 million cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Remember, you can buy Powerball tickets through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com, with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App, or at any lottery retail location.

Good luck!


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1/30/2021 09:55 - Kenneth R.

It’s great to see so many share a huge Jackpots. Everyone win when that happens! The schools are always a win win for me!

1/29/2021 10:22 - Zelda L.

congratulations

1/29/2021 12:42 - joanie m.

That's great how often do you see 35 millionaires on 1 drawing and 8 on 2 million hope that happens alot i have not noticed that on past jackpots

1/27/2021 08:49 - William D.

i was really impressed with the recent wins of the instant winners list, but the joy was short lived as i noticed for a few days now it is not being kept updated except for the $500 wins, very disappointed.. guess i'll just pick another game to play.NC Lottery
Hi William, people are still winning but we only update the list once a week. We'll be adding a bunch of new winners to the list soon!

1/26/2021 11:58 - JIM B.

Gotta play the Megaplier and the Powerplay for an extra dollar! 2.00 or 3.00 what's the difference? An extra million that's all! The difference in getting a check for 1,415.000.00 or 707,500.00. (estimated) You do the math. What's an extra dollar? :)

1/26/2021 08:55 - Shannon M.

You think you no alot about the lottery but ..you really don't everyday is different.and can be cplicated I learn from it everyday

1/26/2021 12:53 - Mary M.

IT WAS SO WONDERFUL TO WITNESS CLOSE TO 60+ MILLIONIARES THIS WEEK BETWEEN POWERBALL AND MEGA MILLION. I'M EXCITED THAT MY TIME IS COMING SOON!! CONGRATS TO ALL THE MILLIONAIRES DURING THIS PANDEMIC. I HOPE THEY WILL BLESS OTHERS AROUND THEM.

1/25/2021 10:23 - Charles B.

Happy Winnings !!!!!!!

1/25/2021 08:09 - Scott M.

Question How was the jackpot won $23 million when it had been reset to the $20 million after the big power ball jackpot was won on Wednesday in Maryland ?NC Lottery
Hi Scott, the jackpot was reset to $20 million but the jackpot listed on the website is an estimate. The final jackpot amount can increase based on ticket sales.

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