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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, July 26, 2017: $220 Million Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, is estimated at $220 million. Do you have the winning ticket?

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Jul 26, 2017 9:21 p m ET | Updated Jul 26, 2017 11:07 p m ET

Since a California player won the $447 million prize on June 10, the Powerball jackpot has been rebuilding and stands at $220 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The cash payout on Wednesday, July 26, will be an estimated $139 million.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The record in the game was a $1.6 billion drawing in January 2016, which was won by a group of Tennessee workers. And five months ago, on Feb. 22, a lucky player in Indiana won the $435 million Powerball jackpot, the 10th largest in the game’s history.

The winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, July 26, are: 07, 19, 21, 42, 69 and the Powerball is 12.

Each ticket costs $2. Find out where you can buy your Powerball tickets here. The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The odds of picking the correct Powerball grand prize numbers are one in 292,201,338.

Tonight’s jackpot is small when compared with the January 2016 record Powerball jackpot, which was worth nearly $1.6 billion. But Americans will still drop by the nearest convenience store with dreams of cash and buy a ticket.

The billion-dollar-plus prize won in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing was the largest lotto jackpot awarded in U.S. history and was split by three winners. In the summer of 2016, a New Hampshire player won a $478 million prize; the June 10 win of $447 million was the eighth largest jackpot in the game’s history.

If you still want to take a chance — someone has to win, right? — you have a better chance of hitting the jackpot if you let the computer pick your numbers. The Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates the Powerball game, says about 75 percent of winning tickets are selected when the numbers are chosen by a computer.

The lottery game is played in 44 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball draws can be seen on hundreds of TV stations nationwide. It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. The draws are also posted on YouTube and on our site. Where to watch the Powerball drawing on TV.

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Winning Powerball Numbers For Wednesday, July 26, 2017: $220 Million Jackpot – Annapolis, MD – The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, is estimated at $220 million. Do you have the winning ticket?