The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery draw returned to around $20 million, with a cash option valued at $12 million after someone who bought a ticket in Arizona won the top prize of 473 .1 million from Wednesday.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 14, 21, 37, 44 and 63. The Powerball drawn was 1 with a Power Play of 3X.
A $1 million second-prize ticket that matches five numbers but not the Powerball was purchased for Wednesday’s draw in Indiana. No one in New Jersey has won more than $200 on a single ticket, according to Powerball officials.
No jackpot-winning tickets had been sold for the multi-state game since someone in Connecticut scooped a $185.3 million prize on February 14.
Also, no one touched the $10 million secondary draw that followed Wednesday’s main draw. The winning numbers were 1, 12, 35, 38 and 50. The Double Play Power Ball drawn was ten.
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, as well as Washington DC, the 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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