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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/18/2019 Drawing: $160M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 7:27 p m ET | Updated Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 11:02 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot has reached $160 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $108.7 million.

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

In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 18, are: 14, 18, 26, 39, 68 and the Powerball of 09.

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

A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said; the winner chose not to be identified.

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 the officials with the lottery. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.

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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/18/2019 Drawing: $160M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

Powerball results for 12/18/19; jackpot worth $160M

The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 18: 14-18-26-39-68. The Red Powerball Power Number: 9. The Power Play Number: 2.

LANSING, MI – Three players won at least $1 million, but there was no winner of the $160 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

That means the next Powerball drawing on Saturday, Dec. 21 will be worth $171 million with a cash option of $116.2 million.

The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 18: 14-18-26-39-68

The Red Powerball Power Number: 9

The Power Play Number: 2

Powerball winners for Dec. 18:

· While there was no grand prize winner, three players matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in Maryland, Minnesota and Texas.

· The player in Texas also played the Power Play option which increased their winnings to $2 million.

· In Michigan, four tickets sold won $200 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

· There were 600,266 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 19,435 tickets sold won at least $4.

Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:

· The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, Dec. 20 with an estimated jackpot of $40 million and a cash option of $27 million.

· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.15 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.

· Thursday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $330,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

The drawing comes during a string of big lottery wins in the state. Earlier this month, a Grand Rapids woman claimed a $5 million prize that she only realized she’d won by scrolling through Facebook.

The week prior, a Washtenaw County man expected to only win $20 playing an instant game, but was shocked to learn he won $1 million.

That win came around the same time a Wayne County man won $2 million playing an instant ticket on Thanksgiving. The man says he has plenty to be thankful for now and will use the money to help family and charity.

The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were a couple from Suttons Bay who came forward to claim an $80 million Powerball win. That couple plans on using the money to support their family of seven kids and 21 grandkids.

And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.

If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.

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Powerball results for 12/18/19; jackpot worth $160M The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 18: 14-18-26-39-68. The Red Powerball Power Number: 9. The Power Play Number: 2. LANSING, MI –