The Saturday Night Lotto Drawing Powerball Jackpot has climbed to an estimated $ 495 million, potentially the 8th largest jackpot in the game's history if anyone hits the top prize. The winning numbers were: 30 34 53 71 . Powerball: 11 . Power Play 2x .
The cash alternative for Saturday's subscription is $ 300.2 million.
There were no jackpot winning tickets for Wednesday night's drawing. Two second-place tickets that matched five numbers but not Powerball were purchased in Indiana and Maryland. Three tickets sold in New Jersey won $ 50,000 each by matching four numbers and Powerball.
Powerball has gone 20 consecutive drawings dating back to December since someone beat the jackpot.
The odds for a ticket that matches four numbers and Powerball is 91
Before Johnson's jackpot wins the day after Christmas, no one had hit the top game Powerball since October 27. It was when two ticket holders – one in New York and one in Iowa shared a $ 687.8 million jackpot.
Lerynne West, 51, Redfield, Iowa, and Robert Bailey, New York City, each won about $ 343.9 million. They both chose the cash alternative of around $ 198 million. After the treasure Bailey, 67, went away with a $ 125 million check.
The overall prize was the fourth largest jackpot in American lottery history.
The Powerball jackpot was won eight times last year, including once in New Jersey.
On May 18, the Little Ferry resident Tayeb Souami won the $ 315.3 million prize with a ticket he bought at ShopRite in Hackensack. The 55-year-old father of two said he was working as an accountant for a food importing company, but quit his job after learning how to beat the jackpot. That prize is the fourth largest lottery window in New Jersey.
On a Friday, a 54-year-old man living in Alpha, Warren County hit the $ 273 million Mega Millions drawing.
The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $ 2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $ 1 million.
Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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