Powerball Numbers For 08/21/19: Wednesday Jackpot is $40 Million

The Powerball jackpot for 08/21/19 is $40 million. The Wednesday night drawing has been held, and here are the winning numbers.

First Five: 12-21-22-29-32

Powerball: 21

Power Play: 2x

The Wednesday 08/21/19 jackpot was estimated at $40 million, with a cash option of $28.6 million. The jackpot could have increased if sales further lottery projections, according to officials.

Someone purchased a ticket in New York last Saturday to win the previous jackpot of $149 million? The Powerball reset at the $40 minimum to start the game over again.

Winning numbers from the 8/17/19 jackpot were: 18-21-24-30-60

Powerball: 20

Power Play: 3x

In addition to the grand prize winner on Saturday, there were three tickets that matched all five white balls and just missed the Powerball for the second prize of $1 million. None of those purchased the Power Play, which would have mede their tickets worth $2 million.

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Tickets shown for the Powerball lottery in Texas during June 2019. Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The odds of hitting the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338, regardless of the jackpot size — according to Powerball's website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery and one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2.

Wednesday night we will post the Powerball 08/21/19 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

There are nine ways to win money during the Powerball. Just getting the powerball with no other numbers pays out $4, and even more if the power play is bought for an extra dollar. The same payout goes for one ball plus the powerball, and $7 is the payout for two correct numbers with the powerball, or three correct numbers and no powerball.

If all five white, numbered balls are chosen but the red powerball is not correct, then the payout is $1 million, with an even higher payout if the power play is chosen.

Here are the all-time top Powerball jackpot prizes

1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016)

Winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee

2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019)

Single ticket sold in Wisconsin

3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017)

Single ticket sold in Massachusetts

4. $687.8 million (10/27/2018)

Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Iowa and one sold in New York.

5. $590.5 million (05/18/2013)

Single ticket sold in Florida

6. $587.5 million (11/28/2012)

Two winning tickets were drawn, one sold in Missouri and one sold in Arizona.

7. $564.1 million (02/11/2015)

Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico