The Powerball lottery jackpot for the Wednesday night draw is estimated to be $ 550 million, possibly the 11th largest in US lottery history.
The winning numbers were: 10, 14, 50, 53, 63 . Powerball: 21 . Power Play 2x .
The cash option was approximately $ 335 million.
The Powerball jackpot was last won by David Johnson, a 56-year-old supermarket worker from Brooklyn, New York. On December 26, he hit the jackpot of $ 298.3 million. He chose the $ 180,227,550 cash option and received $ 1
A fortunate person who bought a ticket for the $ 492.1 million Saturday draw in Parsippany was equivalent to five numbers, but not the Powerball, and won $ 1 million. It was one of three second-prize tickets sold nationwide for the raffle.
New Jersey has also bought four tickets for the third prize – three are worth $ 50,000 and one is valued at $ 100,000.
The winning numbers on Saturday were: 30 34 39 53 67 . The pulled Powerball was 11 with a Power Play 2x . The jackpot was $ 492.1 million, with a cash option of $ 299.7 million, slightly lower than the $ 495 million estimate after the final revenue was generated.
Prior to Johnson's jackpot win the day after Christmas, no one had reached the Powerball top prize October 27. Then two ticket holders – one in New York and one in Iowa – shared a jackpot of $ 687.8 million.
Lerynne West (51) of Redfield, Iowa, and Robert Bailey of New York City each earned around $ 343.9 million. Both chose the cash option of around $ 198 million. After taxes, 67-year-old Bailey received a check for $ 125 million.
The total price was the fourth largest jackpot in US lottery history.
The Powerball jackpot was won eight times last year, including once in New Jersey.
On May 18, the resident of Little Ferry, Tayeb Souami, won the $ 315.3 million prize with a ticket he bought at ShopRite in Hackensack. The 55-year-old father of two children claimed to have worked as an accountant for a grocery import company, but quit his job after learning that he had hit the jackpot. This prize is the fourth largest lottery win in New Jersey.
Earlier this month, a 54-year-old man living in Alpha, Warren County hit the $ 273 million Mega Millions draw.
Chances to Hit the Powerball The jackpot is 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $ 2 ticket has a 1 to 11,688,053 chance to reach five numbers and win at least $ 1 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
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