The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery draw has risen to an estimated $ 180 million with a cash alternative of $ 144.8 million.
The winning numbers were: 8, 31, 39, 40 and 43. The Powerball draw was 4 with a Power Play of 3x.
No one hit Wednesday’s $ 170 million jackpot. There was also no second prize, $ 1 million tickets sold across the country.
In New Jersey, the most valuable ticket purchased is worth $ 200.
The Powerball jackpot won on February 13 when someone who bought a ticket in Pontiac, Michigan won the $ 70 million prize.
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, while there are about 1 of 913,129 shots to win the third prize of at least $ 50,000.
Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington D.C., US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey Lottery office will be closed until at least April 17 and will not accept walk-in claims. You can still claim your winnings – provided they are less than $ 599.50 – in person at each retailer.
The lottery also accepts e-mail claims, although officials warn payments may be “temporarily delayed.” The winners are invited to copy the application form and the winning ticket for their entries.
The expiry date for all claims that will expire between March 19, 2020 and April 17, 2020 will now be extended by another 30 days from the expiration date. For example, a winning ticket purchased on March 31, 2019 would normally expire within one year of the purchase date on March 31, 2020. Due to the extension, the claim in this example does not expire until April 30, 2020.
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