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Powerball Winning Number Results for Jan 1, Check to See if You Are First Winner of 2014

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Jan 01, 2014 11:08 PM EST | Brick Dozer

The ball may have dropped, but the Powerball jackpot keeps getting higher and higher. Start the New Year off right with $50 million big ones. Check the results below to see if you are the first Powerball winner of 2014.

The winning Powerball jackpot numbers for January 1, 2014 are: 

There was one lucky winner that claimed a portion of the prize Christmas night. The official Powerball website is reporting what little is known about last Wednesday night's big winner:

“There was one winner sold by the Missouri Lottery for the last drawing's $71,500,000 grand prize.”

The Powerball drawing has also seen an increase in smaller prize wins, with the website telling the tale of one of the many winners:

“Jerry Wells of Lincoln recently won $1 million playing Nebraska Powerball. Wells purchased his winning Powerball ticket at Roc's Stop & Shop, 2100 South 56th Street in Lincoln. The two-play ticket contained one play with all five winning white ball numbers (4, 18, 23, 32, 45) for a corresponding prize of $1 million.

" While claiming his prize on November 26, Wells told Nebraska Lottery officials that he selects his Powerball numbers using a combination of birthdays, ages, and the jersey numbers of favorite athletes. He learned he had won after checking the Nebraska Lottery website,

"The site also urges gamers to play responsibly:"Lottery games are just that--games. Lottery games are designed to be enjoyable entertainment for adults, and for the vast majority of lottery players, that's exactly what they are. Multi-State Lottery members sell lottery tickets for the benefits of their citizens, raising millions of dollars for worthy causes and projects.

"The Multi-State Lottery Association encourages all lottery players to be responsible in their amount of play. Never spend more than you can afford on any lottery product. Please remember, it's just a game."

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