Powerball Results, Numbers for 12/28/19: Did Anyone Win the $200 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing was $200 million, but did anyone claim the top prize?
The winning numbers in the December 28 draw were 20, 23, 39, 59 and 60. The Powerball was 18 with a Power Play of 2x.
There were no jackpot winners, but 11 ticket holders matched four white balls and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize. Five others had also purchased the Power Play feature, so tripled their wins to $100,000.
As nobody claimed the top prize, it rolls over to the next Powerball draw on January 2. The jackpot now stands at $220 million with a cash value of $149.2 million.
The last time the top prize was won was in the November 2 draw, when a ticket in California matched all five balls and the Powerball to win the $150 million jackpot. Last month’s win was the seventh time the Powerball jackpot has been hit this year.
How do you play the Powerball lottery?
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To play the Powerball lottery, players must purchase a ticket from a licensed lottery retailer for $2 per play. Players will select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls and one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball.
The numbers can be chosen intentionally, or a player can have the lottery terminal choose them randomly. Players can choose to play the same set of numbers multiple times with Multi-Draw or Advance Play.
The Powerball jackpot begins at $40 million and increases each time it is not won. The biggest the jackpot has even been is $1.586 billion, which was won in a draw on January 13, 2016. It was won by three couples who each got around a $533 million annuity or $327.8 million if claimed as a cash option.
Where can you play the Powerball lottery?
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. In 2020 it will become available in Mississippi, which has just had scratch-offs made legal for this first time this week. States that don’t permit the lottery are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.
You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident to participate and can buy tickets up until one to two hours before the draw, depending on the selling jurisdiction. Players from states where the lottery is not available are allowed to purchase tickets out of state.
However, if they win, their prize has to be claimed in the same state as the ticket was purchased. Prizes under $600 can generally be claimed at any licensed retailer and bigger prizes must be claimed at a lottery office. The deadline for claiming a prize varies by state but is typically between 90 days and one year.The winning numbers in the December 28 draw were 20, 23, 39, 59 and 60. The Powerball was 18 with a Power Play of 2x. ]]>