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Powerball Winning Numbers: Saturday, Dec. 24 | Updated

Got your lottery ticket? The winning numbers are worth $50 million.

    Joseph Hosey , Patch Staff
Posted Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 12:04 p m CT | Updated Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 12:08 a m CT

Saturday’s Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $50 million. This Powerball jackpot is still a fraction compared to the record-setting $1.6 billion prize paid in January. But it’s just as much as Ikea had to pay out when three kids got killed by its dressers.

The lump-sum cash payout for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $29.7 million.

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

Winning Numbers: 28, 38, 42, 51, 52 and the Powerball is 21; the Powerplay multiplier is 2.

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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When you claim your prize, you may collect the full value paid in 30 installments over 29 years or a one-time lump sum that is smaller than the actual total. The federal tax on lottery winnings is 25 percent.

Winning tickets must be redeemed in the state where purchased regardless of where the winner lives.

Powerball Winning Numbers: Saturday, Dec. 24 | Updated – Chicago, IL – Got your lottery ticket? The winning numbers are worth $50 million.