The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has rolled back to $20 million with a cash option of $14.2 million after two lucky ticket holders matched all the winning numbers for Wednesday’s massive $632.6 million prize.
The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. Saturday and televised on WABC-7 in New York and Fox 29 in Philadelphia.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 20, 21, 36, 60 and 65. The Powerball drawn was 13 with a PowerPlay of 10x.
In addition to the winning tickets sold in California and Wisconsin for the 11th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, there were 14 second-prize tickets sold, including one in Lakewood worth $1 million.
There were also four $50,000 tickets bought in New Jersey. They were purchased at the following locations:
- Village Exxon on Main Street in Holmdel
- Rainbow Deli & Liquor on Lakeview Avenue in Clifton
- HTMK LLC on 8th Street in Passaic
- E & T Food Market on Riverstyx Road in Hopatcong.
Each third-prize ticket matched four numbers plus the Powerball.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 6, 14, 25, 33 and 46. The Powerball drawn was 17 with a PowerPlay of 2x.
No one won the secondary, $10 million Double Play drawing held after the main drawing on Monday. The winning Double Play numbers were: 4, 19, 26, 64 and 65. The Double Play Powerball drawn was 16.
The odds of hitting 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 to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.
Powerball is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery offices in Lawrence are now open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if players prefer to drop off claims and validate winning tickets in person. Claims can be left in a secure drop box at lottery headquarters. That option applies to prizes worth more than $599.50.
If player wins a prize of $25,000 or more (or otherwise feels more comfortable submitting their claims in person) appointments can still be made to meet with lottery representatives in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.