The Powerball jackpot for Monday’s lottery drawing has jumped to $27 million with a cash option of $18.7 million.
The winning numbers were: 17, 21, 14, 27, 18. Powerball 9 and of PowerPlay 2x.
No one across the country hit Saturday’s $20 million jackpot. There were also no second-prize, $1 million tickets sold.
In New Jersey, no one won more than $1,000 with a single ticket, lottery officials said.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 20, 21, 36, 60 and 65. The Power Ball drawn was 13 with a Power Play of 10X.
In addition, no one won the secondary, $10 million Double Play drawing held after the main drawing on Saturday. The winning Double Play numbers were: 31, 48, 50, 54 and 66. The Double Play Powerball drawn was 20.
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 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 claims in person) appointments can still be made to meet with lottery representatives in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.