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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/30/2020 Drawing: $363M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $363 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff

The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a ginormous $363 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $279.2 million, which would be an amazing way to start the new year.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.

Ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing in most states, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 30, are: 03, 43, 45, 61, 65 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.

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.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

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Powerball winning numbers for Saturday (12/30/2017): No winning ticket last night pushes jackpot to $440M

were: 28, 36, 41, 51 and 58. The Powerball number was 24. There were no jackpot winners Saturday night, pushing the next jackpot an estimated $440 million. The first drawing of 2018 will be Wednesday. The estimated cash value of the $440 million

will be $278.3 million.

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot would have been worth $384 million to a single winner.

While there was no Powerball jackpot winner Saturday night, there was a $1 million ticket sold by the New Jersey Lottery.

New Jersey’s $1 million winner on Saturday night was able to match all five winning numbers — 28, 36, 41, 51 and 58 — but did not have the Powerball, which came up 24. The odds on that ticket were 11,688,053.52 to 1, according to the Powerball website. The other two states with $1 million tickets were New Hampshire and Iowa.

Another ticket sold in New Jersey matched four of the five numbers and had 24 as the Powerball, meaning two tickets sold in the Garden State were a single number away from the $384 million year-end jackpot.

A Powerball tickets cost $2 each for a single play. Your odds of hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

Powerball is twice-weekly game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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