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Jackpot winner in $730M Powerball, none in Mega Millions

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Posted at 11:12 PM, Jan 20, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There has been a jackpot winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months.

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night was the fifth-largest ever.

The drawing was only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.

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Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.

It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million.

Neither jackpot had seen a winner since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months.

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The long stretch without a winner reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.