New Yorker's Snap Up Lottery Tickets For Powerball Record $425M Jackpot Powerball

The Powerball lottery draw Saturday has jumped to an estimated $278 million with a cash value of $196.6 million. The Dec. 4 winning numbers were 10, 40, 45, 56, and 67. The Powerball drawn was 2 with a Power Play of 2x. The winners' personal details remained private. Prior to the drawing the estimated jackpot was lowered from $278 million due to failure to meet the expected ticket sales.

One player from Michigan and another from New Jersey won the $1 million prize by matching five white numbers. However, none played the Power Play, which would have increased their winnings to $2 million. In Michigan, the $1 million winner was the largest prize won in the state.

There are 18 players who won the third prize, which is $50,000, while one with a Power Play purchase won $100,000. They matched four of the white ball numbers and the red Powerball. Many won smaller prizes including 380 players who matched four white ball numbers, which put their winnings at $100, while 91 people with Power Play, took home $200 each.

Since the previous Powerball jackpots went unclaimed, the grand prize for the next draw, Dec. 6 climbed up to $280 million with a cash option of $205 million.

To get a chance to win the grand prize, a player must match the six numbers on their ticket to the drawn six-number combination. The five numbers need to be selected from 1 to 69 for the white balls, while the remaining number is selected from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

The Powerball costs $2 per play. Powerball is available in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Drawings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 pm ET. Meanwhile the sales cut-off times vary depending on the selling jurisdiction, mostly by one to two hours before the drawing schedule.

The Powerball drawing is aired live on TV stations throughout the state; WBKB-TV 11 (CBS), WDIV-TV 4 (NBC), WNEM-TV 5 (CBS), WXSP-TV (MyNetwork TV), WLAJ-TV 53 (ABC), WMKG-TV 38 (IND), WLUC-TV 6 (NBC/FOX) and WGTU-TV 29/WGTQ-TV 8 (ABC).

The Powerball lottery jackpot soared to $441 million after no tickets won the top prize of $416 million in the draw held on Monday, Dec. 27. This is a representational image. Scott Olson/Getty Images

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