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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/05/2020 Drawing: $243M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $243 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 6:34 p m ET | Updated Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 11:23 p m ET

The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a booming $243 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Dec. 5. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $189.4 million.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.

Ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing in most states, but a state may halt sales earlier, such as Illinois, which stops sales three hours before the drawing. In Maryland and New Jersey, ticket sales end at 9:59 p.m.; in Virginia, they close at 10 p.m. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time.

The winning Powerball numbers for Saturday, Dec. 5, are: 03, 04, 06, 48, 53 and the Powerball of 10.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

To win the Powerball jackpot, a player must match all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338, which doesn’t change even if more players buy tickets when the jackpot is enormous.

You have a better chance of winning the Powerball jackpot if you let the computer select your numbers, according to lottery officials. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/05/2020 Drawing: $243M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $243 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $243M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (12/5/2020)

The jackpot for the Powerball drawing on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 is worth an estimated $243 million. Powerball.com

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has increased to an estimated $243 million with a cash option of $189.4 million.

Saturday’s winning numbers were: 3, 4, 6, 48 and 53. The Powerball drawn was 10 with a Power Play of 2X.

No one across the county hit Wednesday’s $231 million jackpot. There was a second-prize, $1 million ticket sold in Arizona that matched five numbers but not the Powerball.

There were no tickets sold in the Garden State for Wednesday’s drawing worth more than $300, New Jersey Lottery officials said

Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 28, 31, 40, 41 and 46. The Powerball drawn was 4 with a Power Play of 3X.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.

Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.

The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments might be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.

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