The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has increased to $48 million with a cash option of $28.2 million.
Saturday’s winning numbers were: 19, 24, 35, 43 and 62. The Powerball number drawn was 2 with a Power Play of 10X.
While no one across the country hit Wednesday’s $36.1 million jackpot, a second-prize, $1 million ticket was purchased in Missouri. The lucky ticket matched five numbers but not the Powerball.
In New Jersey, no one won more than $200 with a single ticket.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 29, 44, 59, 61 and 68. The Powerball number drawn was 19 with a Power Play of 2X.
In addition, no one won the secondary, $10 million Double Play drawing on Wednesday. The winning numbers were: 11, 24, 30, 53 and 69. The Double Play Ball drawn was 7.
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.
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 a player wins a prize of $25,000 or more (or otherwise feels more comfortable submitting claims in person) appointments can be made to meet with lottery representatives in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.
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