The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 are 17, 19, 21, 37 44 and the Powerball is 16.
The winning numbers for Saturday’s $403 million Powerball jackpot drawing will be revealed just before 11 p.m. The 13th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history offers a cash option of $243.8 million.
NJ.com will report the winning Powerball results immediately after the drawing.
A 19th consecutive drawing took place Wednesday without a ticket being sold across the country that matched five numbers and the Powerball. The numbers drawn were 7, 32, 41, 47 and 61. The Powerball selected was 3.
Three tickets matched five numbers in the Wednesday drawing, but not the Powerball. Those tickets were worth $1 million apiece. They were bought in California, Florida and Maryland.
Wednesday’s jackpot had been listed as being worth $359 million but ended up at $374 million after all ticket sales were factored. The cash value jumped from the previously reported $219.6 million to $228.8 million.
The last Powerball jackpot winner was a couple from Atlanta who won the $246.8 million top prize for the Sept. 17 drawing. They chose the cash option — a prize of $165,613,510.93 before taxes.
Only five Powerball drawings this year have produced a jackpot winner. The first — on Jan. 8 — is by far the largest lottery jackpot. Ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee split a $1.584 billion prize.
In May, a 70-year-old Trenton woman split a $429.8 million jackpot with her seven adult children. It’s the most valuable ticket sold in New Jersey.
Twelve Powerball jackpots were won in 2015, including one in New Jersey. Four friends from Dumont shared a $40 million prize by matching five numbers and the Powerball for the March 25, 2015 drawing.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of a $2 ticket matching five numbers and the Powerball are 292,201,338 to 1. A player has a one in about 11,688,053 chance of hitting five numbers and winning at least $1 million.