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Powerball Winning Numbers For 11/18/2020 Drawing: $179M Jackpot

Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $179 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Nov 18, 2020 8:26 p m ET | Updated Nov 18, 2020 11:03 p m ET

The Powerball lottery jackpot has grown to a hefty $179 million for the player who has the winning ticket on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Powerball drawing is $138.9 million.

The winning Powerball numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time, with Powerball results usually posted within 5 minutes.

Ticket sales end at least one hour before the drawing in most states, 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, Nov. 18, are: 04, 05, 17, 43, 52 and the Powerball of 05.

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

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

Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Find locations where you can buy your Powerball tickets here.

These are the five largest Powerball jackpots in the game’s history:

  • $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016
  • $768.4 million, March 27, 2019
  • $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017
  • $688 million, Oct. 27, 2018
  • $590.5 million, May 18, 2013

Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.

Powerball Winning Numbers For 11/18/2020 Drawing: $179M Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – Here are the winning Powerball numbers for the $179 million lottery jackpot drawing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.

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Meet the latest winners from your favorite lottery games. Remember, it only takes one ticket to win!

Lawrence Ginn / $1,000,000

RALEIGH – Lawrence Ginn of Washington, N.C. took home Wednesday a $1 million Powerball prize.

Ginn put together a set of lucky numbers that matched all five white balls in the Oct. 21 drawing, beating odds of 1 in 11.6 million.

Richard Martinez / $1,000,000

LANSING, Mich. – Patience paid off – to the tune of $1 million – for a Saginaw man who regularly plays Powerball.

Richard Martinez, 72, matched the five white balls – 05-12-34-45-56 – in the Aug. 15 drawing to win the big prize. He bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven, located at 7970 Gratiot Road in Saginaw.

Shelley Arnold / $1,000,000

Salem, Ore. – When Shelley Arnold realized she had won $1 million playing Powerball no one could see how happy she was.

“I was at Safeway and when I realized I won $1 million, my husband and the clerk couldn’t see how happy I was because I had a mask on!” she said. “I was very happy, in fact, I didn’t believe it.”

Not only did Arnold use the self-serve Lottery ticket scanner, she also had the clerk scan it, and she checked the numbers again at home.

Peter & Tammy Van Winkle / $1,000,000

Lincoln, NE – Peter and Tammy Van Winkle of Grand Island won $1 million playing Powerball from the Nebraska Lottery.

Van Winkle purchased his winning ticket at Fast Mart at 6835 North 27th Street in Lincoln. The ticket contained a single quick pick play that matched five out of five winning numbers (05, 21, 36, 61, 62) but not the winning Powerball number (18) from the July 25 drawing.

Thomas Cook & Joseph Feeney / $22 Million

MADISON, Wis. (July 23, 2020) – Friends Thomas Cook and Joseph Feeney shook hands in 1992, swearing if either one won the Powerball jackpot, they would split the winnings…no matter who bought the ticket. Tom, of Elk Mound, and Joe, of Menomonie, made good on that handshake when Tom realized a Powerball ticket he bought at Synergy Coop Exit 45 on 2100 County Rd. B in Menomonie for the June 10 drawing was the $22 Million jackpot winner.

Anonymous / $1,000,000

Dover, Del. – A 48-year-old Millsboro woman has won a $1,000,000 prize, before taxes, by matching the 5 white balls in the May 16th POWERBALL® drawing. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket at Royal Farms #123 – Oak Orchard in Millsboro.

Shanika Miller / $2,000,000

RALEIGH – Special numbers made up of birthdays and ages proved the right combination that unlocked a $2 million Powerball win for Shanika Miller of Durham.

“I keep my same numbers,” said Miller. “I never switch them up.”

Joe B. / $2,000,000

Congratulations to “Joe B” from Pueblo! Back on March 25, he won two $1 million Powerball prizes and he finally came in to claim them today.

Joe likes to play one play of his own numbers, and a couple more plays with Quick Picks. He bought a few Powerball plays in the morning at 7-Eleven on 926 Lake Ave, then stopped and bought a few more plays in the evening at Loaf N’ Jug on 2050 Lake Ave. Can you believe what amazing luck!

Dorothy Coffey / $50,000

Dorothy Coffey of Oliver Springs won $50,000 playing Powerball from the Tennessee Lottery. Coffey matched four white balls and the red Powerball in the April 8, 2020 drawing. She bought her winning ticket at Lucky’s Express Market on East Tri-County Blvd. in Oliver Springs, Tennessee.

Stephen Piechocinski / $1,000,000

Stephen Piechocinski of St. Louis is a frequent Powerball player with a morning routine of buying a ticket at his local convenience store on the way to work. As luck would have it, the morning Piechocinski’s routine was shaken up was the very day he would buy a ticket worth $1 million.

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