The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s draw soared to around $ 180 million with a cash option of $ 144.8 million.
The winning numbers were: 8, 31, 39, 40 and 43. The Powerball draw was 4 with a power play of 3x.
No one won Wednesday’s $ 170 million jackpot. There were also no million dollar second prize tickets sold across the country.
In New Jersey, the most valuable ticket purchased is worth $ 200.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 33, 35, 45, 48, and 60. The drawn Powerball was 16 with a mega amplifier 2x.
The Powerball jackpot was last won on February 13 when someone who bought a ticket in Pontiac, Michigan won the $ 70 million prize.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who purchases a $ 2 ticket has about a one in 11,688,053 chance of matching five numbers and winning at least $ 1 million, while that there is approximately 1 shot out of 913,129 to win the third prize of at least $ 50,000.
Powerball is played Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey lottery office will be closed until at least April 17 and will not accept walk-in claims. You can still claim your winnings – as long as they are less than $ 599.50 – in person at any retailer.
The lottery also accepts complaints sent by post, although officials warn that payments may be “temporarily delayed”. Winners are invited to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
The expiration date of all claims that expire between March 19, 2020 and April 17, 2020 will now be extended by an additional 30 days from the expiration date. For example, a winning ticket purchased on March 31, 2019 would normally expire in the year following the date of purchase on March 31, 2020. Due to the extension, the claim in this example will not expire before April 30, 2020.
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