# Powerball Results, Numbers for 11/18/20: Did Anyone Win the \$179 Million?

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday night's draw were 4, 5, 17, 43, 52, and the Powerball was 5. The jackpot was an estimated \$179 million, with a cash option of \$138.9 million, but did anyone win?

Nobody won the grand prize, so the jackpot will roll over and be worth an estimated \$192 million with a cash value of \$149 million, in the next drawing on Saturday, November 21.

Nobody matched five numbers to win \$1 million, but eight players matched four numbers and the Powerball and won \$50,000 each. One of these winners won \$100,000 by using the Power Play, which was 2X in last night's draw.

More than 300 players matched four numbers and won \$100, while 80 of these players doubled their prizes to \$200 with the Power Play. A \$100 prize can also be won by matching three numbers and the Powerball, which more than 800 players did last night, with more than 200 of them winning \$200 with the use of the Power Play.

Just over 36,000 players won \$7 by matching either three numbers or two numbers and the Powerball, with more than 10,000 doubling their prize to \$14.

Finally, more than 405,000 players won \$4 in last night's draw, by matching either one number and the Powerball or just the Powerball, and around 114,000 of these winners won \$8 using the Power Play.

The next drawing will take place on Saturday when the jackpot will be an estimated \$192 million. Powerball tickets are \$2 per play and the Power Play option is an additional \$1 per play.

If the jackpot is won, winners can claim their prize as an annuity or a lump-sum payment. When the jackpot is won, it will reset to \$40 million in the next drawing. Each time it is not won, the jackpot will increase depending on how many tickets are sold.

If a jackpot winner chooses the annuity option, they will receive 30 graduated payments over 29 years—the payments increase by 5 percent until the 30th and final payment. Alternatively, winners can claim their prize as a cash option, which is worth less than the annuity but is paid out in one go.

Powerball encourages players to play responsibly and says: "Never spend more than you can afford on any lottery product. Please remember, it's just a game.

"The Multi-State Lottery Association encourages all lottery players to be responsible in their amount of play."

The lottery also says that for some people gambling can become a problem, and provides resources for those who may need help.

The National Council on Problem Gambling's 24 Hour Confidential National Helpline can be called or texted on 1-800-522-4700 and the online chat is at ncpgambling.org/chat. The Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators can be contacted at www.apgsa.org.