Powerball Results, Numbers for 8/21/19: Did Anyone Win the $40 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?
The Powerball jackpot was reset back down to its minimum of $40 million on Wednesday after someone purchased a ticket in New York last Saturday to win the previous jackpot of $149 million. But did anyone take home last night’s prize?
The winning numbers for August 21 were 12-21-22-29-32. The Powerball was 21 with a Power Play of X2.
There were no winners of the jackpot, but one person managed to secure a prize of $1 million by matching five numbers. Two people won $100,000 by matching four balls, the Powerball and also having a Power Play. There were 4 winners of $50,000 who matched four balls and the Powerball, but didn’t have the Power Play.
The jackpot now stands at an estimated $50 million with a cash option of $35.7 million. The next Powerball draw will be held on Sunday, August 25.
The last jackpot was won on August 17, 2019, by a single ticket in New York. The jackpot was an estimated $149 million at the time of drawing. The winning numbers were white balls 18-21-24-30-60, plus Powerball 20, and Power Play multiplier 3X.
In addition to the grand prize winner on Saturday, three players also took home a $1 million prize each for matching all five white balls, but failing to match the Powerball.
This was the fourth time the Powerball jackpot had been won this year, according to its website. The Powerball jackpot was previously won in Wisconsin ($768.4 million) in the March 27 drawing, North Carolina ($344.6 million) in the June 1 drawing and $198 in Tennessee in the July 13 drawing.
How do you play Powerball?
Powerball draws are held twice a week, usually on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. EDT, with each draw being broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.
The lottery game is available to play in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each ticket costs $2 per play, with payers selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.
Powerball’s official website claims that players have a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any prize regardless of the number of participants. But the chances of winning the grand prize jackpot are astronomically higher at 1 in 292,201,338, according to the official website.
The grand prize total was reset to $40 million on Wednesday after a ticket in New York on Saturday claimed the previous jackpot of $149 million.
Powerball Winning Numbers For 8/21/2019 Drawing: $40M Jackpot
Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 6:30 p m ET | Updated Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:01 p m ET
After a player in Long Island, New York, won Saturday’s $148 million prize, the Powerball jackpot restarts at $40 million for the winning ticket on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing will be $28.6 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 halt at least one hour before the drawing, but a state is allowed to end 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 Wednesday, August 21, are: 12, 21, 22, 29, 32 and the Powerball of 21.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was shared 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; the winner chose not to be identified.
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 huge.
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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Powerball Winning Numbers For 8/21/2019 Drawing: $40M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the jackpot drawing on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.