Powerball Lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $ 290 million Powerball draw? Winning numbers, live results (8/21/2021)
The Powerball Saturday’s lottery draw jackpot climbed to around $ 290 million, with a cash option of $ 209.2 million.
The winning numbers were: 16, 28, 36, 39 and 59. The Power Ball drawn was 04 with a Power Play of 2x.
While no one across the county hit Wednesday’s $ 274.2 million jackpot, three second prize tickets were sold – each corresponding to five numbers but not Powerball. A ticket purchased in Connecticut is worth $ 2 million because the winner spent an additional $ 1 on the Power Play option while tickets purchased in Massachusetts and West Virginia are valued at $ 1 million each.
In New Jersey, no ticket was worth more than $ 200, lottery officials said.
The winning numbers for Wednesday were: 35, 36, 51, 55, and 61. The Power Ball shot was 26 with a power play of 2x.
The Powerball Jackpot was last hit on June 5 when someone who bought a lucky ticket in Jacksonville, Florida took home a prize of $ 285.6 million.
Powerball will add a Monday draw as well as a double play second chance draw. The Double Play draw will cost an additional $ 1 and provide a first prize of $ 10 million.
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388-1. A player who buys a $ 2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance of matching five numbers and winning at least $ 1 million, while that the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning third prize of at least $ 50,000.
The New Jersey Lottery Lawrence office is open by appointment only. You can still claim your winnings – provided they’re less than $ 599.50 – in person at any lottery retailer.
The lottery is also accepting complaints sent by mail, although officials warn that payments could be temporarily delayed. Winners are requested to make copies of the claim form and winning ticket for their records.
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