Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s $287M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (12/16/2020)
The jackpot for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 is worth an estimated $287 million. Powerball.com
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has climbed to an estimated $287 million with a cash option of $222.8 million.
The winning numbers were: 4, 23, 37, 61, 67. The Power Ball drawn was 7 and the Power Play 2X.
While no one across the country hit Saturday’s $277 million jackpot, a pair of second-prize tickets were sold matching five number but not the Powerball. A ticket bought in Michigan is worth $1 million while one purchased in Florida is valued at $2 million since the winner spent an extra $1 for the Power Play option.
In New Jersey, no one bought a ticket worth more than $200, state lottery officials said.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 17, 54, 56, 63, 69. The Power Ball drawn was 20 and the Power Play 2X.
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments might be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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