A Christmas Wish – Powerball Lottery Jackpot Is Over $600 million

Wednesday’s drawing of the Powerball lottery jackpot resulted in no winners. Therefore, the current estimated jackpot is valued at $620 million, with the cash prize being $310.8 million.

Since the last time the jackpot was won in October, when a single person from California became the proud receiver of the incredible $1.76 billion prize, the second highest in the game’s history, the jackpot has been steadily climbing.

When is the next Powerball drawing?

Drawings occur every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET, with the upcoming one happening at 10:59 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 23.

What were the Powerball numbers in the last drawing?

The last numbers drawn on Wednesday, Dec. 20 were 27, 35, 41, 56 and 60, with the red Powerball being 16 and the Power Play being 2X.

While there were no jackpot winners, there were $2 million Match 5 + Power Play winners in Colorado, Kentucky and Virginia and $1 million Match 5 winners in Kentucky and Rhode Island.

What are the chances of winning the Powerball?

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292,201,338, while for the lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, it is one in 38.32. Additionally, Powerball states that the overall odds of winning a prize are one in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.

What is the highest Powerball jackpot ever?

Here is the list of the top five Powerball jackpots ever won:

  1. $2.04 billion from one winning ticket in California in November 2022
  2. $1.76 billion from one winning ticket in California in October 2023
  3. $1.586 billion from three winning tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016
  4. $1.08 billion from one winning ticket in California in July 2023
  5. $768.4 million from one winning ticket in Wisconsin in March 2019

The Powerball costs $2 per play and as they say, you can’t win if you don’t play! Slip a lotto ticket in your loved one’s stocking and see if Santa helps them win big this year!