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Winning Powerball Numbers Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017: $337M Jackpot

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, have been increased to $337 million.

    William Bornhoft , Patch Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — If you live in Minnesota, you sadly did not win the October Powerball jackpot. A ticket sold in Louisiana won the Oct. 25 drawing, estimated at $191.1 million with a $119.4 million cash value. However, there was no lottery winner Saturday so the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, Dec. 27 has been increased to a whopping $337 million with a $210.4 million cash value.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 27 are: 3 – 9 – 16 – 56 – 60 with a red Powerball number of 3.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m. central time. If you go to bed before then, check with Patch in the morning for the winning Powerball numbers.

The record in the Powerball jackpot was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a couple from Tennessee.

Lottery news: Mega Millions enhanced, starting jackpots increase to $40 million

Mega Millions is being redesigned to bring more value to its players with larger starting jackpots and faster rolls. Starting jackpots will more than double from $15 million to $40 million, and jackpots will grow faster overall.

There will be better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes. The ticket price will also change, moving from $1 to $2.

In the redesigned game, players select five numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Players will have a 1 in 24 overall chance of winning a prize.

Players may add the Megaplier option for an extra $1 per play to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. The enriched Mega Millions game will debut on Oct. 28.

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Mega Millions President Debbie D. Alford said that lotteries are responding to consumers with the latest changes.

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“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots,” said Alford in a statement. “We’re excited to deliver the opportunity to create more millionaires and also provide more opportunities to raise additional revenues for the respected causes lotteries benefit.”

About Mega Millions

Mega Millions is one of the world’s biggest lottery games. Introduced as The Big Game in August 1996 with six member states, the game grew, becoming Mega Millions in May 2002. Mega Millions is currently offered by 46 lotteries. Minnesota began offering Mega Millions in January 2010.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 p.m. central time. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $656 million prize split by three winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in 2012, according to a news release.

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Winning Powerball Numbers Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017: $337M Jackpot – Southwest Minneapolis, MN – The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, have been increased to $337 million.

Powerball 12/27/17 winning numbers, live lottery results for Wednesday’s $337M drawing

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday’s estimated $337 million jackpot are: 16, 60, 3, 56, 9. The Powerball is 3. PowerPlay is 3x.

Wednesday night’s drawing tied for the 25th largest in U.S. lottery history. The cash option for this evening’s drawing is $210.4 million.

The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been captured since Oct. 25 when a Louisiana family matched all the winning numbers for a $191 million drawing. They chose the cash option and won $119,492,684.81 before taxed were deducted.

The Powerball jackpot has been won seven times this year. The largest of those was Aug. 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million. It’s the biggest prize won by a single ticket in the United States.

She took the cash option – worth $480,500,936. After taxes, Wanczyk received a check for $336,350,655.

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win the second prize of at least $1 million.

The twice-weekly game is played in 44 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Meanwhile, no one won the $277 million Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night. A ticket sold in Washington matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball and is worth $1 million. The next drawing Friday is worth $306 million with a cash option of $191 million.

A tickets sold a 7-Eleven on Morris Avenue in Union matched four numbers pus the Mega Ball and is worth $10,000.

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