The Powerball jackpot is the largest prize money amount of the lottery. For Saturday’s lottery, the Powerball jackpot has reached an approximate value of $52 million where players have a cash option of drawing $36.6 million. The size of the Powerball jackpot keeps on increasing until it has been won.
The winning numbers for the lottery drawn on Saturday were 4, 22, 35, 38, 39 with the Powerball number of 20 and the Power Play value of 2X.
The $40 million jackpot was not won by any participant of the lottery which was drawn on Wednesday. Moreover, no $1 million tickets were sold either which were the runners-up prize.
None of the tickets bought in New Jersey were worth more than $200 as per the lottery officials.
The Powerball is a red ball where players have to pick a number from 1 to 26. The numbers for the usual white balls range from 1 to 69. Powerball tickets are worth $2 and the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338. If a player buys a ticket worth $2 then he has the chance to win at least $1 million if he manages to match the five numbers on the white balls. The chances of this occurring are about 1 in 11,688,053.
The Powerball lottery is drawn on Saturdays and Fridays in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and 45 other states.
Winners have to make an appointment at the New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence to collect their prize money. If they want to claim their winnings in person without an appointment, they can do so through any lottery trailer on the condition that the prize money is less than $599.50.
The lottery is also accepting claims through emails due to the Lawrence office being closed for the time being. However, the lottery officials warn those who use this method that they should expect a temporary delay in the delivery of the payments due to the coronavirus situation. They also advise the winners to make several copies of the claim form as well as of the winning ticket for their own record.