The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's lottery drawing has jumped to an estimated $ 270 million with cash option of $ 168.9 million.
Drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and was televised at WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. NJ.com will publish winning numbers immediately after the end of the drawing.
It's been over seven weeks since buying lucky tickets at the Powerball lottery in New Berlin, Wisconsin that matches all the numbers and reached the $ 768.4 million jackpot. Manuel Franco, 24, said the third largest prize pool in the U.S. lottery history. last month. The cash option for the huge March 27 jackpot is worth $ 477 million.
While $ 250 million drawing Wednesday did not make a jackpot winner, a pair of second-prize tickets matching five numbers but Powerball did not purchase. A ticket sold in Florida is worth $ 1 million, while Iowa's purchase is worth $ 2 million because the winner will spend an extra $ 1 to exercise the Power Play option.
In New Jersey, 21 ticket holders won $ 100 each for matching four numbers. Another three tickets cost $ 200 because they are bought with the Power Play option.
The winning number Wednesday is: 7, 17, 33, 61, 68. Powerball's draw was 4 with Power Play of 2x.
The possibilities of pressing the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. The player who purchases $ 2 tickets has about 1 in 11,688,053 chances to match five numbers and win at least $ 1 million.
Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 44 states, Washington DC, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
In March, a 54-year-old living in Alpha, Warren County went into drawing $ 273 million Mega Millions.
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