The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery draw soared to around $139.8 million, with a cash option of over $94.4 million.
The winning numbers were: 5, 16, 27, 39 and 61. The Power Ball number was 24, with a Power Play of 2x.
While no one across the country hit the $125.3 million jackpot on Wednesday, a $1 million second-prize ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Copiague, New York, officials said. state lottery officials. It matched five numbers but not the Powerball.
In New Jersey, no ticket was worth more than $300 in Wednesday’s draw.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 18, 29, 33, 62 and 63. The Powerball drawn was 15, with a Power Play of 3x.
Additionally, no one won the secondary $10 million Double Play draw held after Monday’s main draw. The winning Double Play numbers were: 12, 39, 55, 66 and 67. The Double Play Powerball number drawn was 16.
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has approximately a 1 in 11,688,053 chance of matching five numbers and winning at least $1 million, while that the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
Powerball is played Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington DC, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery offices in Lawrence are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if players prefer to file claims and validate winning tickets in person. Claims can be deposited in a secure drop box at the lottery headquarters. This option applies to prizes with a value greater than $599.50.
If the player wins a prize of $25,000 or more (or feels more comfortable submitting claims in person), appointments can still be made to meet with lottery representatives in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.
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