Powerball is an American lottery game that is offered in 45 states. This lottery is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the states in which it is offered. Multiple prizes can be won from this lottery.
The Powerball Jackpot is won if the player can match the number of the red Powerball. The number on the red ball is between 1 and 26.
The second prize is won if the player can match all the numbers of the five white balls that are drawn. The numbers for the white balls range from 1 to 69. A few odd prizes can also be won if the player matches a few numbers.
The prize money for the Powerball jackpot that will be drawn this Saturday is estimated to have increased to $75 million. It also has a cash option of $53.4 million. The size of the Powerball jackpot grows in size until it has been won.
The numbers that were drawn on Saturday were 8, 31, 39, 43, and 60. The Powerball number was 17 and the Power Play number that was drawn was 3X.
The Wednesday jackpot prize of $63.4 million was no won by anyone in the country. Moreover, no second prize winners were announced for the $1 million awards.
Often, the Powerball draw doesn’t have any winners as the game is purely based on luck and probability. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,388. The tickets for the Powerball jackpot are worth $2. The odds of winning the second prize which is worth $1 million are 1 in 11,688,053. The more tickets the player buys the more chances he has of winning.
As per the New Jersey Lottery officials, not a single ticket in the Garden State is worth more than 300 USD.
The last Powerball jackpot was hit on 5th June when the lucky ticket was bought by someone in Jacksonville in Florida. The total money won from that ticket was $285.6 million.
In order to collect the prize money, players have to make an appointment with the New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence. The prize money that amounts to less than $599.50 can still be claimed from any lottery retailer in your area.