With no jackpot winner for ten straight weeks, the Powerball top prize has snowballed to $333 million for the Dec. 15 drawing. The potential winner can take the lump sum cash option for $241.5 million before taxes.
Will a lucky player shovel in the winnings tonight, or will the jackpot roll on?
PowerBall Winning Numbers for Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Check your numbers here after the official drawing at 11:00 p.m.
Winning numbers: 19 – 20 – 59 – 40 – 42
Big winners in PA
A Powerball ticket sold in Philadelphia struck gold on Monday, winning $100,000 by matching 4 of the 5 white balls and the red PowerBall. The prize was doubled from $50,000 because the player spent the extra dollar for the PowerPlay option. The ticket was sold at Sunoco on Ashton road. Winners are not known until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated by lottery officials.
This week in Allegheny county, the recent $1 million scratch-off winner claimed his prize. The Pennsylvania Lottery presented Ted Vallandingham with a commemorative check at the Uni-Mart where the winning $1,000,000 Extreme Green ticket was purchased on Dec. 3.
Vallandingham told the PA Lottery:
“It was quite amazing! I was in there scratching and I looked and said, ‘Oh! I won $1,000.’ The clerk came over and said, ‘Oh my gosh, you won $1 million!’ It was surreal!”
Remember to check your tickets every time. Every PA Lottery retailer has a ticket checker, so you can make sure you’re not leaving money on the table.
Where to Buy Online Lottery Tickets
Another way to check your tickets is using the official PA Online Lottery app. PA iLottery allows you to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online, and features instant win games. Sign up and use our code for $20 in free play and a deposit match of up to $500.
Whether online or in store, play it safe. Please play responsibly.