Powerball Results, Numbers for 1/2/21: Did Anyone Win the $384 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the Powerball were 3, 4, 11, 41 and 67. The Powerball was 5 and the Power Play was X2.

But no-one has claimed the $384 million jackpot for the January 2 draw, according to the Powerball website. Therefore, the prize money will roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, January 7. The estimated jackpot then will be $410 million (with a cash value of $316.4 million).

Although no-one won the jackpot in first Powerball drawing of 2021, there were some big winners.

A player from Arizona matched the five white balls correctly to win a $1 million prize, while a player from Connecticut doubled their prize to $2 million thanks to a Power Play purchase on top.

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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Twenty-eight players matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes. Another nine players doubled their prize money to $100,000 with a Power Play purchase.

The Powerball jackpot has not been won since September 16 last year, according to the Powerball website.

The current jackpot is the highest since January 2020 when a $396.9 million jackpot was won in Florida.

How do you play Powerball?

Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings usually take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. ET. Each draw is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

Each ticket costs $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.

Why is the Powerball so low?

Powerball slashed its minimum payout in half from $40 million to $20 million with minimum roll increased of $2 million between drawings back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic leading to reduced sales, according to lottery officials.

Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director Gregory Mineo said in a statement at the time: "Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations, which have affected normal consumer behaviors.

Powerball's official website claims that players have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize regardless of the number of participants. But the chances of winning the grand prize jackpot are astronomically higher at 1 in 292,201,338, according to the official website.

Winners can choose to either select their prize as an annuity, or for significantly less, a lump-sum payment. The annuity option sees the winner receive 30 annual payments over the space of 29 years, with each payment increasing by five percent until the 30th and final payment.

Your chances of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size, according to Powerball's website. If you win a jackpot, call lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996.