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Powerball winning numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 19

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Powerball will be a big draw again this week. (Photo: GNS)

The Powerball jackpot was an estimated $262 million. Were you Wednesday night’s big winner?

Here are the numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 19:

15 – 29 – 31 – 37 – 43 and Powerball: 16

The Megaplier was 2x.

The cash option for Wednesday’s drawing was $155.5 million, according to the Powerball website.

If you win the jackpot, get ready to do a few things. Call a lawyer to have them help them work out your finances and prepare yourself to tell a lot of people no. And unfortunately for anyone hoping to stay under the radar with their winnings is out of luck. In New Jersey, winners are required to be identified.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have been rising steadily since lottery fever gripped the nation earlier this fall.

No one won the Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night and it has risen to $305 million for Friday night’s drawing. The cash option is $181.4 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

It’s a still a far cry from the near-record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot that someone in South Carolina won in October.

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing was $262 million.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 12/25/2019 Drawing: $183M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Dec 25, 2019 6:27 p m ET | Updated Dec 25, 2019 11:02 p m ET

The Powerball jackpot stands at a merry $183 million for the player who’s purchased the winning ticket on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $122.9 million.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within five minutes.

In most states, ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing, 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 Wednesday, Dec. 25, are: 02, 04, 16, 30, 46 and the Powerball of 20.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $1.586 billion, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

A player in South Carolina claimed the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, game officials said.

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 the officials with the lottery. About 75 percent of winning tickets over the years had numbers picked by a computer.

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