The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $454 million with a cash option of $232.6 million.
The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and be televised on WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 32, 37, 40, 58, and 62. The Powerball drawn was 15 with a Power Play of 5X.
If someone hits the jackpot, it would be at least the 25th largest in U.S. lottery history.
No one across the country hit Wednesday’s $425.3 million jackpot. There were also no second-prize, $1 million tickets sold.
A pair of $50,000 third-prize tickets were sold in New Jersey, each of which matched four numbers plus the Powerball, lottery officials said. The lucky tickets were sold at Countryside Food Mart on Lawrenceville– Pennington Road in Lawrenceville and Pit Stop Food Store on Englishtown Road in Old Bridge, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 14, 30, 41, 42 and 59. The Powerball drawn was 6 with a Power Play of 5X.
In addition, no one won the secondary, $10 million Double Play drawing on Wednesday. The winning numbers were: 4, 22, 36, 39 and 64. The Double Play number drawn was 14.
No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since a $206.9 million ticket was purchased in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, for the Aug. 3 drawing.
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, as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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