Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/21/2019 Drawing: $171M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.
By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Dec 21, 2019 6:34 p m ET | Updated Dec 21, 2019 11:04 p m ET
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $171 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Saturday, Dec. 21. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $116.2 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 Saturday, Dec. 21, are: 19, 31, 35, 50, 67 and the Powerball of 14.
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.
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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