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Powerball Results, Numbers for 8/15/20: Did Anyone Win the $20 Million?

The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Powerball were 5, 12, 34, 45, and 56. The Powerball was 3 and the Power Play was X3.

But since no one has claimed the $20 million jackpot for the August 15 draw, according to the Powerball website, it will now roll over to the next drawing on August 20.

The estimated jackpot then will be $22 million (with a cash value of $17.8 million).

Although no-one claimed the top prize, there were some big winners from Saturday night’s drawing. A player from Michigan matched all five white balls correctly to win $1 million, according to the Powerball website.

Fifteen players matched four balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 prizes, while another five tripled their winnings to $150,000 with the Power Play feature.

The Powerball jackpot was reset after a lucky player won the $169 million jackpot in Wednesday’s draw. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Publix, located at 4770 North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. The retailer will receive $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

Before that, the Powerball jackpot was also won was in the June 10 drawing, with the winner, Thomas Cook, splitting his $22 million prize with his best friend Joseph Feeney.

In April, a player in New Jersey won the $190 million jackpot. In June, a player in West Virginia scooped a $136 million jackpot.

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But the biggest win this year came in January when a Florida woman won a massive $396.9 million jackpot. Sheryll Goedert, 61, chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of around $276.6 million.

How do you play Powerball?

Powerball is a hugely popular multi-state lottery that is available to play in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings usually take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday night, at 10:59 p.m. ED. Each draw is broadcast live from the lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida.

Each ticket costs $2 per play, with players selecting five numbers from 1 to 69, in addition to one red Powerball number from 1 to 26. In certain circumstances, players can also multiply non-jackpot prizes by using the Power Play option for an additional $1.

Why is the Powerball so low?

Powerball slashed its minimum payout in half from $40 million to $20 million with minimum roll increased of $2 million between drawings back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic leading to reduced sales, according to lottery officials.

Powerball Product Group Chairman and Maine Lottery Director Gregory Mineo said in a statement at the time: “Powerball players in many U.S. lottery jurisdictions are under shelter-in-place orders or recommendations, which have affected normal consumer behaviors.

“Just like other enterprises around the world that are making adjustments, we are making proactive changes to continue to offer the world’s premier lottery product.”

The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the Powerball were 5, 12, 34, 45, and 56. The Powerball was 3 and the Power Play was X3.

Latest Results from the Texas Lottery

Current Est. Annuitized Jackpot for 11/25/2020:

$202 Million

Est. Cash Value: $157.9 Million

  1. 51
  2. 54
  3. 57
  4. 60
  5. 69
  6. 11

Power Play: 2

Current Est. Annuitized Jackpot for 11/27/2020:

$214 Million

Est. Cash Value: $165.7 Million

  1. 9
  2. 15
  3. 34
  4. 61
  5. 64
  6. 6

Megaplier: 2

Current Est. Annuitized Jackpot for 11/25/2020:

Powerball Winning Numbers Details