Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, Dec. 18

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Is today your lucky day?

Here are the Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021:

2 - 6 - 24 - 51 - 61 and Powerball 1

Powerplay was 2x

The jackpot was an estimated $353 million with a cash option of $256 million, according to the Powerball website.

There are now three chances to win the Powerball each week – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Recent winner: $699.8 million Powerball winning ticket sold in California

Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot is at $171 million with a cash option of $124.6 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

Mega winner: $108 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Arizona

Until recently, lottery winners in New Jersey were required to be identified, but now winners will be able to stay anonymous under a new law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Powerball, Mega Millions: These are the luckiest states for jackpot winners

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots

  1. $1.586 billion, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  2. $768.4 million, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  3. $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  4. $730 million, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  5. $699.8 million, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  6. $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  7. $590.5 million, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

  8. $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winner in Arizona, Missouri

  9. $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

  10. $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018: Won in New Hampshire

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Powerball winning numbers for Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021

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