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Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/26/2020 Drawing: $341M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $341 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff

The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached a mind-boggling $341 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Saturday, Dec. 26. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $262.5 million, which would be a great end to a troubled 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 Saturday, Dec. 26, are: 10, 24, 27, 35, 53 and the Powerball of 18.

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.

These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013

Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/26/2020 Drawing: $341M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $341 million lottery jackpot drawing on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020.

Live Powerball numbers for 12/26/20; jackpot worth $341 million

LANSING, MI — The Powerball jackpot for the drawing scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 26 is worth $341 million, with a cash option of $262.5 million, making it one of the largest jackpots of the year.

Once again, MLive will be providing live results of tonight’s drawing and will update this story with the winning numbers as they come in.

The winning numbers are: 10-24-27-35-53

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the following TV stations throughout the state:

  • WBKB-TV 11 (CBS)
  • WDIV-TV 4 (NBC)
  • WNEM-TV 5 (CBS)
  • WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV)
  • WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC)
  • WMKG-TV 38 (IND)
  • WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX)
  • WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC)

Following the drawing, MLive will publish an update in the morning that includes whether or not anyone won the jackpot.

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 last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.

And while she was a lucky winner, 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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