Powerball Results, Numbers for 7/25/20: Did Anyone Win the $117 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Powerball were 5, 21, 36, 61, and 62. The Powerball was 18 and the Power Play was X2.

But no one has claimed the $117 million jackpot for the July 25 draw, according to the Powerball website, it will now roll over to the next drawing on Thursday July 30.

The estimated jackpot then will be $126 million (with a cash value of $103.6 million).

Although no-one claimed the top prize, there were some big winners from Saturday night's drawing. A player from Nevada matched all five white balls correctly to win $1 million, according to the Powerball website.

Eleven players matched four balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 prizes, while another four three doubled their winnings to $100,000 with the Power Play feature.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Thomas Cook, a Wisconsin man who won the $22 million jackpot in the June 10 Powerball draw, had split his winnings with his best friend.

Cook and Joseph Feeney had shaken hands in 1992, agreeing that if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would share the prize, according to the Wisconsin Lottery.

They chose the cash option of approximately $16.7 million, so Cook and Feeney each took home about $5.7 million after federal and state taxes.

The Powerball jackpot was also won in June when a player in West Virginia scooped $136 million in the drawing on June 3. Before that, a player in New Jersey won the $190 million jackpot in the April 8 draw.

And in January, a woman in Florida won the massive $396.9 million jackpot. Sheryll Goedert, 61, chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of around $276.6 million.

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A freshly printed Powerball ticket is seen at a Citgo gas station February 17, 2006 near the Illinois border in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Tim Boyle/Getty Images

How to play the Powerball lottery

The Powerball lottery can be played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To enter the Powerball lottery, players must purchase a ticket from a licensed lottery retailer. Participants choose five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls and one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball.

The Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET and the ticket sales cut off around one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the jurisdiction. To watch the Powerball drawing, go to the Powerball website to see which television stations show the drawing in your area.

Powerball jackpot

Many factors determine the Powerball jackpot amount, including game sales and the annuity. Saturday drawings have greater game sales than a Wednesday drawing, for example, and the amount of tickets purchase can vary throughout the year.

The annuity, which funds an annuity prize, can be affected by interest rates, as the higher the interest rates, the higher the advertised Grand Prize.

The difference between the Powerball annuity and cash option is that a jackpot winner can choose to either receive the money as an annuity which is made up of 30 graduated payments increased by 5 percent each year over 29 years or as a lump-sum payment paid out in one go.

The cash value option is the amount of money needed in the jackpot prize pool to fund the estimated jackpot annuity prize.

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