The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $454 million, with a cash option valued at $271.9 million.
The winning numbers were: 11, 36, 61, 62 and 68. The Power Ball drawn was 4 with a Power Play of 2X.
If someone hits the jackpot on Wednesday, it would be at least the 22nd largest in U.S. lottery history though the prize could climb higher based on ticket sales leading up to the drawing.
On Monday, two second-prize, $1 million tickets were bought — one in North Carolina purchased with the Power Play option worth $2 million and one in Texas valued at $1 million. Each matched five numbers but not the Powerball.
In New Jersey, three, $50,000 tickets were sold. The third-prize tickets were bought at the following locations:
- 7-Eleven on Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee
- ShopRite on Blackwood-Clementon Road in Clementon
- Quick Foods on Old Stage Road in East Brunswick
Monday’s winning numbers were: 12, 18, 20, 39 and 61. The Power Ball drawn was 10 with a Power Play of 2X.
In addition, no one hit the secondary, $10 million drawing that followed the main drawing on Saturday. The winning numbers were 14, 23, 29, 38 and 43. The Double Play Power Ball 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, 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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