Powerball Jackpot Numbers, Results for 12/26/18: Did Anyone Win The Powerball Jackpot Wednesday (Last) Night?

If Santa delivered Powerball tickets in your Christmas stockings, now is the time to check if you may be a lucky winner. According to Powerball, Wednesday's results showed there was a winner for the $294 million jackpot with a cash value of $177 million.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, December 26, were 05, 25, 38, 52, 67 and the Powerball number is 24. Results of last night's drawing were revealed live at 11 p.m. EST. Powerball drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday at the same time.

The lucky Powerball winner, who matched all five white balls and the red Powerball, is from the state of New York. There were also multiple Powerball $1 million Match 5 winners, which is when a player matches the five white balls but does not have the winning red Powerball. The match five winners from Wednesday night's Powerball drawings are from Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot climbed to $294 million after no one won the Dec. 22 drawing for $281 million. On Saturday there were no jackpot winners but there was one $1 million match 5 winner in Florida.

The next Powerball drawing is at 11 p.m. EST on Dec. 29. The estimated jackpot for Saturday night's drawing is $40 million, with a $24 million cash option.

Winners can select a cash or annual payment option. So if you're not the immediate gratification type, you can choose to forgo the lump-sum payment and select annuity payments. According to Powerball, the jackpot winner is guaranteed 30 payments over 29 years. The yearly payments are scheduled to increase by five percent every year until all payments are made.

In the week before Christmas, Powerball announced that a Vietnam veteran won a $100,000 price. Benjamin Estioko Jr, of Shelby, North Carolina, said he wife didn't believe him when he revealed they won big.

"I had to double check and triple check the numbers," Estioko said, according to Powerball. "When I told my wife she thought I was scamming her. I figured she'd finally believe me when I show her the check.

"I feel so lucky," Estioko added. "This is a very happy day."

Powerball Winning Numbers Wednesday
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