Will anyone win the Powerball jackpot on January 5? Hopefully you're the winner holding the winning ticket! Saturday's Powerball winning numbers are worth an estimated $60,000,000 annuity, or a one-time cash payment of $39,200,000. Sadly, both amounts are before taxes.
After many weeks of $50,000,000 jackpot winners, the grand prize amount is finally growing again, and will continue to rise until someone wins. Will you be the lucky Powerball winner Saturday night?
Make sure to check the comments section at the bottom of this page shortly after the drawing for the Saturday, January 5, 2013 Powerball results.
Rhode Island Powerball Winner Claims $2,000,000
There was only one second-tier winner from the last Powerball drawing, and it was from the smallest state in the nation. The Wakefield, Rhode Island Powerball winner purchased his quick pick ticket at Commons Convenience Store, located at 49 South County Commons Way, in South Kingstown for the January 2 drawing. He wasted no time in claiming his prize either. He won the prize Wednesday night, and by Thursday, January 3, he had the money in his hand!
According to Rhode Island Lottery officials, the winner started to scream when he checked the Powerball numbers in the morning paper, and saw he matched five out of six Powerball winning numbers, but not the red Powerball number. His wife thought something had happened! She was in tears when they accepted the check at the lottery headquarters.
The standard amount is $1,000,000 for a second place prize. However, the Rhode Island Powerball winner spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, hoping that his wager would double his prize. He was right! In fact, he says he doesn't always buy Power Play tickets, but he's glad he did this time. You can also bet he'll most likely be buying Power Play tickets from now on too!
Latest Powerball Numbers and Results
The most recent Powerball results for the Wednesday, January 2 drawing, were 18, 20, 28, 35, 53, and the red Powerball number was 20. There were no Powerball jackpot winners for this drawing.
What Time Is Tonight's Powerball Drawing?
The next Powerball drawing on January 5, 2013 is at 10:59 p.m. ET. The Powerball game is played in 42 states, Washington D.C., and the US Virgin Islands. The Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings.