$396.9 Million Powerball Jackpot Won in FloridaThursday January 30th 2020
The $396.9 million Powerball jackpot was won by a single ticket in Florida last night. The winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store on Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs in the state's southwest.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn on Wednesday, January 29: 9, 12, 15, 31, 60 and Powerball 2.
The jackpot was advertised at an estimated $394 million but high ticket sales boosted the amount before the drawing. The winner will be able to choose between having the full $396.9 million paid as an annual annuity over 30 years, or claim a one-time lump sum payout of $274.6 million. Federal taxes are due on either option, but Florida doesn't impose state taxes on lottery winnings.
A ticket worth $1 million was also sold in Florida for Wednesday's draw - the ticket matched all five white numbers to win Powerball's Match 5 second prize. Players in Ohio and Virginia also won $1 million each, while 32 players won $50,000 for matching four white numbers plus the Powerball.
There were 1,380,512 total winners in Wednesday's draw, and 108,156 of those were in Florida - so be sure to check your tickets and see if you've won a prize.
The last Powerball jackpot winner in Florida was James Stocklas, a judge from Pennsylvania who was vacationing in the Florida Keys. He won $291 million on March 2, 2016.
The jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won at $150 million by a single ticket in California on November 2, 2019. That jackpot remains unclaimed. Wednesday's draw was the 25th since that big win.
Last night's Powerball jackpot was the largest since a Wisconsin man won $768.4 million in the March 27, 2019 drawing.
The jackpot has now reset to its $40 million minimum level for the next drawing on Saturday.Latest News