Powerball Results, Numbers for 11/27/19: Did Anyone Win the $100 Million Jackpot on Wednesday (Last) Night?

The Powerball lottery draw took place last night, but did anyone win the jackpot? The Powerball winning numbers were 15, 26, 37, 53, and 55, the Powerball was 21, and there was a Powerplay of X2. The Powerball jackpot was an estimated $100 million with a cash option of $68.9 million, but did anyone win?

Nobody matched all five balls and the Powerball so nobody won the jackpot. The estimated grand prize money for the next draw on Saturday, November 30, is $110 million with a cash option of $75.8 million. Nobody matched five balls without the Powerball either, which has a prize of $1 million which, if played with the Powerplay would have been double to $2 million.

However, six people matched four balls and the Powerball and won $50,000 each. Five people matched four balls and the Powerball and played with the Powerplay so their prizes were doubled to $100,000 each.

There were a lot more winners of the smaller prizes, as 271 people matched four balls to win $100 and 76 people used the Powerplay so won $200. Another 664 players won $100 by matching three balls and the Powerball and 177 people played with the Powerplay doubling their prize money.

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Powerball lottery tickets in a store. William Thomas Cain/Getty

How to play the Powerball lottery?

To play the Powerball lottery, players must purchase a ticket from a licensed lottery retailer for $2 per play. Players will select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls and one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. The numbers can be chosen intentionally, or a player can have the lottery terminal choose them randomly. Platers can choose to play the same set of numbers multiple times with Multi-Draw or Advance Play.

The Powerball jackpot begins at $40 million and increases each time it is not won. The biggest the jackpot has even been is $1.586 billion, which was won in a draw on January 13, 2016. It was won by three couples who each got around a $533 million annuity or $327.8 million if claimed as a cash option.

Where can you play the Powerball lottery?

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. In 2020 it will become available in Mississippi, which has just had scratch-offs made legal for this first time this week. States that don't permit the lottery are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Players from states where the lottery is not available are allowed to purchase tickets out of state. However, if they win, their prize has to be claimed in the same state as the ticket was purchased. Prizes under $600 can generally be claimed at any licensed retailer and bigger prizes must be claimed at a lottery office. The deadline for claiming a prize varies by state but is typically between 90 days and one year.