Powerball results of December 19, 2020: Jackpot raises to $321 million
The Powerball jackpot has grown to $321 million after a drawing on Saturday night produced no winning ticket for the multi-state lottery prize.
The winning numbers are 27 · 32 · 34 · 43 · 52
The number on the Powerball red ball is 13
Power Play 2X
15 tickets matched four white balls plus the Power ball for the $50,000 third prize; 6 tickets are worth $100,000 for each because they included the optional Power Play 2X; a tickets won $52,972.
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).
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.
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These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game's history:
- $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
- $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
- $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
- $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
- $590.5 million, May 18, 2013
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.
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