Four Powerball players will be having happy holidays indeed, after winning millions on Monday’s drawing. Three players, hailing from GA, MD and NY matched the first 5 balls to win $1 million each. Another player in NC did the same, but opted to spend the extra $1 for Power Play when buying their ticket. The Power Play option increased their winnings to $2 million.
No jackpot winner on Monday means it keeps stacking up for the Dec. 22 drawing— this time to $378 Million. If a potential winner chooses the lump sum cash option, they’ll take away $275.9 million before taxes.
PowerBall Winning Numbers for Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Check your numbers here after the official drawing at 11:00 p.m.
Winning numbers: 07 – 16 – 19 – 48 – 68
Power Play Multiplies PA Winner’s Prize
Like the NC winner mentioned above, a PA winner on Monday multiplied their winning prize as well with Powerball’s Power Play option. Matching four balls plus the red Powerball would have grossed them $50,000. But with the 4x multiplier drawn on Monday, the lucky player’s prize came out to, you guessed it, $200,000!
The winning ticket was sold in Allegheny County at GetGo on East Waterfront Drive. The store will receive a $500 bonus for selling it.
There are many smaller prizes won on Powerball tickets as well. Winners aren’t known until a winning ticket is validated and the prize is claimed. Always check all your tickets using the ticket checker at any lottery retailer, or using the PA iLottery official app.
Buy Tickets on any Device With Online Lottery
Speaking of the app, Pennsylvania Online Lottery is the only place to buy lottery tickets online in PA. It also offers instant win games, starting at 5 cents per play. Play cost and prize amounts vary by game. Get started with $20 of free play on us, by clicking through our links.
Good luck, have fun and play responsibly!