The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's raffle has risen to an estimated $ 270 million with a cash option of $ 168.9 million.
The raffle will take place at 22:59. and televised at WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. NJ.com will release the winning numbers immediately after the draw ends.
It's been more than seven weeks since a lucky Powerball lottery ticket bought in New Berlin matched all numbers and hit the jackpot of $ 768.4 million. 24-year-old Manuel Franco won the third-biggest prize in the history of the US lottery last month. The cash option for the March 27 massive jackpot was worth $ 477 million.
While the draw of $ 250 million on Wednesday did not bring a jackpot The winner was a pair of second-prize tickets with five numbers, but not the Powerball. A ticket sold in Florida has a value of $ 1 million, while a ticket bought in Iowa has a value of $ 2 million because the winner spent an additional $ 1 to exercise the power play option ,
In New Jersey, 21 ticket holders won $ 100 each for four equal tickets. Another three tickets are worth $ 200, as they were purchased with the Power Play option.
The winning numbers on Wednesday were: 7, 17, 33, 61, 68. The Powerball drawn was 4 with a powerplay of 2x.
Powerball jackpot odds are 292,201,388 to 1. A player buying a $ 2 ticket has approximately 1 In 44 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico will play Powerball on Wednesday and Saturday.
In March, a 54-year-old man, The Old Man, who lives in Alpha, Warren County, has reached the $ 273 million mega-million draw.
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