The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery draw climbed to around $ 550 million with a cash option of $ 411.4 million, potentially making it the 12th largest in US lottery history.
The winning numbers were: 4, 19, 23, 25 and 49. The Power Ball drawn was 14 with a Power Play of 2X.
The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been won since September 16, when someone who bought a ticket at Ballston Spa, New York, took home the top prize of $ 94.6 million. Since then, 33 draws have been organized without a jackpot winner.
No one hit Saturday’s $ 470 million jackpot, although there were second-prize tickets sold in Florida and Pennsylvania. Each ticket matches five numbers but the Powerball does not and is worth $ 1 million.
In New Jersey, four third prize tickets corresponding to four numbers plus Powerball were purchased. A ticket sold at 7-Eleven on Main Avenue in Clifton is worth $ 100,000 because the buyer spent an additional $ 1 on the Power Play option, New Jersey lottery officials said.
Three other tickets purchased at the following locations are valued at $ 50,000 each:
- Mini Mart Food Store on Danforth Avenue in Jersey City
- QuickChek on Union Avenue in Hazlet
- Utopia Deli & Catering on Warwick Turnpike in the Hewitt section of West Milford
The winning numbers for Saturday were: 14, 26, 38, 45 and 46. The Power Ball shot was 13 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 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 third prize of at least $ 50,000.
Powerball is played Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings – provided they’re less than $ 599.50 – in person at any retailer.
The lottery also accepts mailed claims, although officials warn payments could be temporarily delayed. Winners are encouraged to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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