December 23, 2021
Powerball Jackpot Up to Estimated $400 Million for Christmas Day Drawing

POWERBALL® could deliver the ultimate Christmas gift to a lucky ticket holder this holiday season! The jackpot for the Saturday, Dec. 25 drawing has climbed to an estimated $400 million ($292 million cash value).

This is the third time in 2021 that the Powerball jackpot has reached the $400 million mark. The Powerball jackpot was last hit in California in the Oct. 4, 2021 drawing when a single ticket won a massive $699.8 million grand prize. Since then, there have been 34 drawings in a row without a jackpot winner.

The current jackpot run has created a lot of big winners in recent days. In last Monday’s drawing alone, four tickets (GA-2, MD, NY) won $1 million after matching all five white balls. In addition, one ticket sold in North Carolina matched all five white balls and doubled the $1 million prize to $2 million by including the Power Play® feature for an additional $1. Then, in last Wednesday’s drawing, the winning streak continued with a $1 million-winning ticket sold in Arizona.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Powerball ticket remain in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold. Powerball drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET from the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee. Powerball drawings are also live streamed online at Powerball.com.

Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.  The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

To date, Powerball holds the world record for largest jackpot set in 2016. The record $1.586 billion jackpot was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

 

2021 Powerball Jackpots

January 20 – $731.1 million – MD

January 23 – $23.2 million – NJ

January 30 – $33.2 million – NJ

March 27 – $235.4 million – FL

June 5 – $285.6 million – FL

October 4 – $699.8 million – CA

 

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN

2. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI

3. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA

4, $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD

5. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA

6. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY

7. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 – FL

8. $587.5 Million – Nov. 28, 2012 – AZ, MO

9. $564.1 Million – Feb. 11, 2015 – NC, PR, TX

10. $559.7 Million – Jan. 6, 2018 – NH

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