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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/19/2020 Drawing: $304M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $304 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 6:57 p m ET | Updated Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 11:03 p m ET

The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a massive $304 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Dec. 19. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $236 million, which would definitely make for a merry Christmas.

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. 19, are: 27, 32, 34, 43, 52 and the Powerball of 13.

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 12/19/2020 Drawing: $304M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $304 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.

Powerball Winning Numbers: Wednesday, April 19 / UPDATE

Got your lottery ticket? The winning numbers are worth $80 million.

    Shannon Antinori , Patch Staff
Posted Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 4:20 p m CT | Updated Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 6:49 p m CT

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $80 million. This Powerball jackpot is still a fraction compared to the record-setting $1.6 billion prize paid in January or February’s $435 million winner in Indiana. But it’s a nice chunk of change.

The lump-sum cash payout for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $49.8 million.

What time is the Powerball drawing? Numbers are drawn at 9:59 p.m. Central time.

Wednesday’s winning numbers are 1-19-37-40-52. The Powerball is 15 and the multiplier is 3.

You have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.

Plays cost $2 each, and Illinois residents can buy tickets online at illinoislottery.com, at almost 8,000 retailers in the state or by using the free Illinois Lottery’s mobile app. The overall odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292,201,338, the Illinois Lottery reports.

Drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday. Powerball is played in Illinois, 43 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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