Get your tickets: Powerball jackpot up to $378 million ahead of Wednesday's drawing

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Update, 6:30 p.m.: There's still a few hours left to get a ticket ahead of Wednesday night's Powerball drawing. The grand prize is at an estimated $378 million, or a cash value of $275.9 million.

Tickets are available for purchase at participating locations until 10 p.m. Drawings are broadcasted live online at 10:59 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Previous reporting: Monday night's Powerball drawing produced no winners for the grand prize, and the jackpot has increased again: now up to an estimated $378 million with a cash value of $275.9 million.

While there were no grand prize winners, there was a Match 5 + Power Play $2 million winner in North Carolina and Match 5 $1 million winner in Georgia, Maryland and New York.

The winning numbers Monday were 2, 13, 23, 34 and 66. The red Powerball was 2.

Here's what to know ahead of the next drawing Wednesday, Dec. 22.

When are the Powerball drawings?

Powerball drawings are held three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

How to play Powerball

The Powerball costs $2 per play.

To play, select five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls, then select one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball.

You can choose your lucky numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

To win, match one of the 9 Ways to Win:

  • 5 white balls + 1 red Powerball = Grand prize

  • 5 white balls = $1 million

  • 4 white balls = 1 red Powerball = $50,000

  • 4 white balls = $100

  • 3 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $100

  • 3 white balls = $7

  • 2 white balls + 1 red Powerball = $7

  • 1 white ball + 1 red Powerball = $4

  • 1 red Powerball = $4

There's a chance to have your winnings increased two, three, four, five and 10 times through the Power Play for an additional $1 per play. Players can multiply non-jackpot wins up to 10 times when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

All prizes are set cash amounts, except for the Grand Prize. In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning it's determined by the sales and the number of winners.

What were the last winning numbers?

If you're lacking inspiration, the latest winning numbers Monday were 2, 13, 23, 34 and 66. The red Powerball was 2.

What was the biggest Powerball jackpot?

The record Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion in January 2016, according to The Associated Press. It was divided among three ticket winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the Powerball Grand Prize are 1 in 292,201,338. The odds for the lowest prize, $4 for one red Powerball, are 1 in 38.32.

According to Powerball, the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.87, based on a $2 play and rounded to two decimal places.

Where to buy Powerball tickets

The Powerball is played in 45 states including Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, and in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident to play the Powerball.

In Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, you can purchase tickets at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

You can also purchase tickets in Ohio through the Ohio lottery website, www.ohiolottery.com.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Powerball drawing: Jackpot up to $378 million Wednesday, 12/22/2021

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