Powerball Results, Numbers for 1/9/21: Did Anyone Win the $470 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the Powerball were 14, 26, 38, 45 and 46. The Powerball was 13 and the Power Play was X2.

But no-one has claimed the $470 million jackpot for the January 9 draw, according to the Powerball website. Therefore, the prize money will roll over to the next drawing on Thursday, January 14. The estimated jackpot then will be $550 million (with a cash value of $411.4 million)—the ninth highest jackpot in Powerball history.

The current jackpot is also the highest since the $758.7 million prize offered in March 2019, according to the Powerball website.

Although no-one won the jackpot on Saturday night, there were some big winners. A player from Florida and another from Pennsylvania matched all five white balls correctly to win a $1 million prize.

Fifty players matched four white balls and the Powerball correctly to win $50,000 prizes. Another 18 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. Since then, there have been 33 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner and the January 14 drawing will be the 34th.

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.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

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.

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A customer picks up her California Powerball lottery tickets at the famous Bluebird Liquor store which is considered to be a lucky retailer of tickets, in Hawthorne, California on January 13, 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images