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Powerball Jackpot Hits $638 Million on Christmas Day: No Winners Yet

The Powerball jackpot, having not found a winner from the drawing on December 23, has soared to an impressive $638 million, even as Christmas Day unfolds.

Saturday’s drawing failed to produce any jackpot winners, prompting the prize to grow to an estimated $638 million, with a cash option of $321.1 million. This increase follows a period of growth since a California player claimed a $1.76 billion prize in October, marking the second-largest win in the game’s history.


Latest Winning Numbers for Powerball Jackpot: December 25, 2023

Monday’s Powerball drawing revealed the winning numbers as 5, 12, 20, 24, 29, with a Powerball number of 4 and a Power Play of 2x.

These lottery results are brought to you by Jackpocket, the USA TODAY network’s official digital lottery courier.

Powerball Jackpot Hits $638 Million on Christmas Day
Powerball Jackpot Hits $638 Million on Christmas Day

Recent Powerball Winners

While the main jackpot remains unclaimed, two lucky winners from Colorado and Georgia bagged $2 million each by matching five numbers with the Power Play option. Additionally, three players from California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania each won $1 million by matching five numbers.

Understanding Powerball Odds

While the massive $638 million jackpot is tempting, players should remember that the odds of claiming the top prize in Powerball are quite long, at approximately one in 292.2 million. However, the overall odds of winning any prize in Powerball are about one in 24.9.


To play, participants must purchase a $2 ticket and select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball. Matching all five white balls and the red Powerball is necessary to win the jackpot.

Powerball also offers eight other prize tiers for matching fewer numbers, with prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million. For an extra $1, players can add the “Power Play” option to multiply non-jackpot winnings. The 10X multiplier is available for jackpots under $150 million, and the second-tier “Match 5” prize is capped at $2 million with Power Play.


The “Double Play” feature, available in select areas for an additional $1, offers an extra chance to win with the same numbers in a separate drawing.

Purchasing Powerball Tickets

Tickets are available at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and some airport terminals. Online purchases can be made through Jackpocket, available in several U.S. states and territories, offering a convenient way to pick numbers, place orders, view tickets, and collect winnings.


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