Powerball draw for 12/18/21, 7th Jackpot $353 million

The Powerball jackpot for 12/18/21 is $353 million and the draw will be held at 11 p.m. ET tonight.

Bookmark this page and refresh it to see if you hold the winning numbers from Saturday night’s draw.

Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot 12/18/21 is worth $353 million, with a $256.0 million cash value option. The total jackpot could increase depending on how many tickets were sold around the country prior to the draw.

Wednesday’s winning numbers (December 15, 21) for the $333 million jackpot were: 19-20-40-42-59 with a Powerball of 15. Power Play was 3x.

There were no grand prize winners on Wednesday, but there was a ticket sold in Maryland that matched the first five white balls, and minus the red Powerball, for the game’s second prize. Since they bought Power Play for an extra $1, their second prize is now $2 million instead of just $1 million.

The final grand prize winner was the April 10, 2021, $699.8 million jackpot for a ticket sold in California, resetting the game to the $20 million minimum.

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A Powerball ticket sold in Texas in September 2019.
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The previous Powerball grand prize winner was on Saturday, May 21, with a $286 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Jacksonville, Florida, at a Circle K convenience store. The previous Powerball grand prize winner was 3/27/21 for a $238 million drawing.

Powerball earlier this year had three jackpot winners in four draws. A ticket sold in Maryland hit a $731.1 million jackpot on Wednesday, January 20, 21. The game reset to the $20 million minimum on Saturday, January 23, 21, won, and then another jackpot hit on January 30.

Before the last four winners, the last winning Powerball ticket went on sale on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in Maryland with a $730 million jackpot. This is the fourth largest jackpot in the game’s history. The previous winning ticket was resold on August 12, 2020 with a $169 million jackpot. That ticket was sold in Florida.

Normally, the game would reset to the $40 million minimum, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Powerball officials to cut the minimum jackpot in half, starting with the April 11 jackpot. /20.

The previous winning ticket went on sale June 10, 2020. The previous winning ticket was sold in New Jersey for the August 8, 20 jackpot of $190 million. The previous grand prize won was $70 million in the 12/2/20 draw with a ticket purchased in Michigan. The previous grand prize winner was on 01/29/20. That ticket went on sale at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Florida, for a $394 million grand prize, including a cash option of $274.6 million.

The odds of winning the big jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size — according to the Powerball website.

Powerball is a type of multi-state lottery played every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and is one of the two largest lottery jackpot games in the United States. Powerball Jackpots start at $20 million and other prizes pay out between $1 million and $2 million with Power Play. Tickets are $2. You can check the numbers for tonight, or any past winning numbers, on the official page Powerball website.

There are nine ways to win money in Powerball. Just getting the Powerball with no other numbers will pay $4 and even more if the power game is purchased for an extra dollar. The same payout applies to a ball plus Powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with a Powerball or three correct numbers and no Powerball.

If all five white, numbered balls are selected but the red Powerball is incorrect, the payout is $1 million, with a higher payout if a power play is chosen.

The other multi-state lottery is Mega Millions, played on Tuesdays and Fridays. Like the Powerball, the jackpot resets at $20 million after winning the jackpot and a number line is $2, with the option of $1 to multiply their winnings by a Megaplier. This is Mega Millions website for more information or to check any potential past metrics.

On Saturday night, we’ll post the Powerball 12/18/21 draw payouts and show if there’s a winner and where that winner came from, if any.

Here are the top Powerball jackpots of all time

1. $1.586 billion (January 13, 2016)
Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

2. 768.4 million USD (March 27, 2019)
One ticket sold in Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million (August 23, 2017)
One ticket sold in Massachusetts

4. 730 million dollars – (January 20, 2021)
One ticket sold in Maryland

5. $699.8 million (April 10, 2021)
One ticket sold in California

6. 687.8 million dollars (October 27, 2018)
Two winning tickets were drawn — each in Iowa and New York

7. 590.5 million dollars (May 18, 2013)
One ticket sold in Florida

8. $587.5 million (November 28, 2012)
Two winning tickets were drawn — Missouri and Arizona each

9. 564.1 million dollars (November 2, 2015)
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico

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Ethan Gach

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