Powerball ticket valued at $ 1 million sold at the NJ market
A Powerball ticket worth $ 1 million was sold in New Jersey for Saturday’s raffle at a Bergen County market.
The Lucky Powerball ticket, which matched five numbers but not the Powerball, was purchased at the Atlantis Fresh Market at 86-110 S. River St. in Hackensack, New Jersey Lottery officials said Monday.
The winning Powerball numbers drawn on Saturday were 3, 19, 27, 37 and 40. The Powerball shot was 8 with a Power Play of 2X.
No one hit the $ 218 million jackpot, bringing Wednesday’s top prize to $ 236 million.
The million dollar winner from New Jersey was one of four second prize tickets sold for the design. Two others sold in Arizona and New Hampshire are also worth $ 1 million, while a ticket sold in North Carolina is worth $ 2 million because the buyer spent extra on the Power Play option.
The odds of winning 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 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.
Powerball is played Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
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