The Powerball drawing on Saturday night was worth $ 348 million with a cash alternative of $ 211.9 million. Were some lucky and win the jackpot?
The last Powerball lottery drawing was held at 11:00 on Saturday night. The selected numbers were 01-19-25-27-68, Powerball 21 and Power Play 2X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot, two Match 5 winners won a million dollars in Delaware and Ohio, the lottery site said.
Next Powerball drawing will be Wednesday at 11.00. The jackpot prize is now worth $ 381 million with a cash alternative of $ 228.1 million, according to the Mega Millions website.
The popular lottery game holds drawings twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday nights, according to the Lottery website. Powerball is played over 44 states in the United States
The last person who claimed a Powerball prize was a woman from Clare County, Michigan for $ 200,000. Beverly Blackledge, 70, matched four of the white balls during the February 16 drawing, according to a statement from the Powerball Lottery. Blackledge told lottery officials that she had bought a PowerPlay, which doubled her price to $ 2000,000.
Blackledge told lottery officials she bought the winning ticket at Shell gas station in Harrison, Michigan. She said she buys a ticket the day before every Powerball drawing and always buys Powerplay.
"I buy a ticket the day before each drawing, and I always get Powerplay," Blackledge said. "I called the winning number hotline the day after the drawing and wrote down the winning numbers. I started with Powerball and saw the mine matched and then continued to match four white balls. When I realized that Powerplay was four, I couldn't believe how much I just won. "
Blackledge claimed its winnings on Friday, according to Powerball press release. She told lottery officials that she would pay her bills, make some improvements at home, and buy a new car.
"It feels great to win this prize, it's like a breath of fresh air. This will provide financial relief for me and my family," Blackledge said to lottery officials.
In other lottery news, someone from New Jersey won the $ 267 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, according to the website. The winning numbers for Friday night's drawing were 29-33-39-60-66, Mega Ball 21 and Megaplier 2X, according to the Mega Millions website.
"NEW JERSEY – $ 267 MILLION #MegaMillions #jackpot WON !! A * very * lucky winning ticket in NJ matched all 5 white balls + Mega Ball to win the top prize last night!" Mega Millions tweeted on Saturday morning.
Last year, only one winner from New Jersey won a jackpot in the Mega Millions, according to NJ.com .