The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's draw was estimated at $ 270 million, with an option of $ 168.9 million.
The draw will take place at 22:59. and televised on WABC-7 in New York and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. NJ.com will publish the winning numbers immediately after the draw.
It's been over seven weeks since a Powerball lottery ticket purchased in New Berlin, Wisconsin, tied all the numbers and reached the $ 768.4 million jackpot. Manuel Franco, 24, won the third largest prize in the history of the US lottery last month. The cash option for the March 27 jackpot was worth $ 477 million.
Wednesday's $ 250-million draw failed to win a jackpot, but two second-prize tickets for five numbers, but not the Powerball, were purchased. A ticket sold in Florida is worth $ 1 million, while the one bought in Iowa is valued at $ 2 million because the winner has spent an extra dollar to exercise the power play option.
In New Jersey, 21 ticket holders each won $ 100 for four matching numbers. Three other tickets are worth $ 200 because they were purchased with the Power Play option.
Wednesday's winning numbers were: 7, 17, 33, 61, 68. The drawn Powerball was 4 with a power play of 2x.
The odds of winning the Powerball Jackpot are 292 201 388 to 1. A player who buys a $ 2 ticket has about a one in 11,688,053 chance of matching five numbers and earning at least $ 1 million.
The Powerball is played Wednesday and Saturday in 44 states, Washington D.C., the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
In March, a 54-year-old man living in Alpha, Warren County, won the $ 273 million Mega Millions draw.
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