Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/26/2020 Drawing: $341M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $341 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 7:09 p m ET | Updated Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 11:02 p m ET
The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached a mind-boggling $341 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Dec. 26. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $262.5 million, which would be a great end to a troubled year.
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. 26, are: 10, 24, 27, 35, 53 and the Powerball of 18.
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.
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Powerball results for 12/26/20; did anyone win the $342M jackpot?
Powerball is played each Wednesday and Saturday night.
LANSING, MI – Five players won at least $1 million and three tickets sold in Michigan nearly won the jackpot, but there was no winner of the $342 million Powerball jackpot for the drawing held on Saturday, Dec. 26.
That means the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 30 will be worth $363 million with a cash option of $279.2 million.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 26: 10-24-27-35-53
The Red Powerball Power Number: 18
The Power Play Number: 2
Powerball winners for Dec. 26:
· While there was no grand prize winner, five tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas with two winners sold in Texas.
· The player in Kentucky and one of the players in Texas also played the Power Play option, which increased their winnings to $2 million.
· In Michigan, three tickets sold won matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· The actual jackpot of $342.8 million was slightly larger than previously announced estimated jackpot of $341 million.
· There were 942,150 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 29,924 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 Tuesday, Dec. 29 with an estimated jackpot of $376 million and a cash option of $287.4 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.05 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Sunday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $280,000. 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 last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.
And while she was a lucky winner, 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 12/26/20; did anyone win the $342M jackpot? Powerball is played each Wednesday and Saturday night. LANSING, MI – Five players won at least $1 million and three tickets