The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $168 million, with a cash option valued at $99.8 million.
The winning numbers were: 11, 41, 56, 57 and 63. The Powerball drawn was 2 with a Power Play of 2X.
No one across the country hit Monday’s $157.5 million jackpot. There were also no second-prize, $1 million tickets sold.
In New Jersey, a third-prize, $50,000 ticket was bought at a combination 7-Eleven/Sunoco on 34th St., Ocean City. It matched four numbers plus the Powerball.
Monday’s winning numbers were: 27, 28, 51, 68, and 69. The Powerball drawn was 22 with a Power Play of 2X.
In addition, no one hit the secondary, $10 million drawing that followed the main drawing on Monday. The winning numbers were 11, 13, 22, 44 and 51. The Double Play Powerball drawn was 11.
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 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.
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