Powerball Results, Numbers for 12/25/19: Did Anyone Win the $183 Million Christmas Jackpot?
The Powerball jackpot on Christmas Day stood at $183.2 million, but did anyone get an especially lucrative Christmas present?
According to the Powerball website, the winning numbers for December 25, were 2-4-16-30-46. The Power Ball was 20 with a Power Play of X2.
However, no one managed to win the jackpot this time in either the Powerball game or Power Play. There were four winners of the Match 5, giving each ticket holder a windfall of $1 million.
Meanwhile, 21 ticket holders matched four numbers and the Power Ball, and with the Power Play of X2, that entitles them to a prize of $100,000 each.
It means that it has been nearly two months since the last jackpot was won. On November 3, a single ticket in California netted an eye-watering $150 million, according to the Powerball website with the winning numbers of 3-23-32-37-58, with the Powerball 22, and Power Play multiplier 2X.
The anonymous winner was able to choose between an annuity of $150 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment of $104.8 million (before taxes).
The estimated jackpot for the next draw has now leapt to $200 million with a cash option of $134.3 million. The next Powerball draw is on Sunday, December 29, so someone could still be able to see in the New Year in style.
How do you play Powerball?
Powerball draws are broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida, every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. ET. It is one of the most widely played lottery games in the country, with tickets sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to its website.
Powerball tickets cost $2 per play. The rules are simple. Players choose five numbers from 1 to 69, as well as one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
In certain cases, players can also boost any non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1 per go.
The odds of winning a prize are the same in every Powerball drawing. Powerball’s website assures people that every player has a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning a prize when the jackpot is $40 million, and this doesn’t change if the jackpot is $1 billion.
The 66-year-old later said the numbers came from a fortune cookie from a Vietnamese restaurant that his granddaughter had given him. “You play to win, but you never really expect to win the whole dang pot,” he told lottery officials.
The chances of winning is not linked to the number of tickets sold and even if more tickets are sold in a particular draw, the odds of winning stay the same.
When it comes to PowerPlay, the website states that for an additional $1 per play, non-jackpot prizes can be multiplied 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each numbers draw. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.
Potential winners can watch the Powerball numbers draw on the Powerball website or local affiliated CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, CW and Telemundo TV channels. A full list can be found on the Powerball website.The winning numbers for December 25, were 2-4-16-30-46. The Power Ball was 20 with a Power Play of X2.
Powerball results for 12/25/19; $1 million winner sold in Michigan
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 25: 2-4-16-30-46. The Red Powerball Power Number: 20. The Power Play Number: 2.
LANSING, MI – It was a very Merry Christmas for lottery players across the country as four tickets sold – including one in Michigan – won $1 million in the Powerball drawing for Wednesday, Dec. 25. However, no one won the $188 million jackpot.
That means the next Powerball drawing on Saturday, Dec. 28 will be worth $200 million with a cash option of $134.3 million.
The Powerball Numbers (white) for Dec. 25: 2-4-16-30-46
The Red Powerball Power Number: 20
The Power Play Number: 2
Powerball winners for Dec. 25:
· While there was no grand prize winner, four players matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey and New York.
· None of those players also played the Power Play option which would have increased their winnings to $2 million.
· The winning ticket sold in Michigan was sold at the 7-eleven 15453, 21701 Harper Ave, Saint Clair Shores
· The $1 million winner was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 638,750 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 19,737 tickets sold won at least $4.
Powerball is offered in 44 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, Dec. 27 with an estimated jackpot of $50 million and a cash option of $33.4 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.25 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Thursday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $105,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The drawing comes during a string of big lottery wins in the state. Earlier this month, a Grand Rapids woman claimed a $5 million prize that she only realized she’d won by scrolling through Facebook.
The week prior, a Washtenaw County man expected to only win $20 playing an instant game, but was shocked to learn he won $1 million.
That win came around the same time a Wayne County man won $2 million playing an instant ticket on Thanksgiving. The man says he has plenty to be thankful for now and will use the money to help family and charity.
The last players from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot were a couple from Suttons Bay who came forward to claim an $80 million Powerball win. That couple plans on using the money to support their family of seven kids and 21 grandkids.
And while they were lucky winners, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland last year went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
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