New Jersey lottery ticket wins $315.3 million Powerball jackpot

New Jersey lottery ticket wins $315.three million Powerball jackpot

By Todd Northrop

A unmarried ticket bought in New Jersey has gained the $315.three million Powerball jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, lottery officers introduced early Sunday.

Lottery spokeswoman MaryAnn Rivell showed the only successful ticket as being bought in New Jersey however may no longer but expose the place it was once bought pending a verification procedure.

The successful numbers drawn have been three, 6, nine, 17, and 56, with Powerball quantity 25. The Power Play multiplier was once three.

The lump-sum money cost possibility prior to taxes in Wednesday’s drawing is estimated to be about $188.four million.

This is the second one time in 3 months New Jersey has a big multi-state lottery jackpot winner. In April, Lottery Post reported that Richard Wahl, a manufacturing supervisor at a northern New Jersey meals products and services facility, claimed a $533 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The drawing for that jackpot win was once on March 31.

New Jersey, with its voluminous choice of lottery avid gamers, has had a wholesome proportion of best jackpot winners over time. Although this $315.three million lottery win can be regarded as the biggest win in historical past for many states, New Jersey winners have claimed all or a part of seven different multi-state lottery jackpots larger than this one.

In reality, New Jersey avid gamers have been the only real winners of 3 jackpots exceeding Saturday’s grand prize overall, with the $533 million Mega Millions declare in April being the biggest sole jackpot win within the state.

Overall, Saturday’s $315.three million prize is the 36th-largest lottery jackpot in United States historical past. The $188.four million money possibility will be the 34th-largest lottery lump-sum money payout in US lottery historical past.

The holder of Saturday’s jackpot-winning ticket has 1 12 months after the date of the drawing during which to assert the prize, which is matter to federal and state withholding taxes.

In addition to the jackpot winner, five fortunate avid gamers matched the primary five numbers for a second-prize win of $1,000,000: 2 from Florida, 1 from Minnesota, 1 from New York, and 1 from Texas.

None of the second-prize winners bought the Power Play multiplier for an additional $1 according to play. If they’d, their prize would had been routinely doubled to $2 million.

The Power Play characteristic isn’t introduced in California, the place state legislation that mandates pari-mutuel payouts that change from draw-to-draw aren’t suitable with the fixed-prize nature of Power Play.

49 tickets matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and gained $50,000. Of the ones tickets, 14 have been bought with the Power Play possibility, expanding the prize to $150,000, and a couple of of the tickets have been bought in California, the place the prize was once value $36,525 this drawing.

Powerball is introduced on the market in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

A $2 ticket offers you a one in 292.2 million probability at successful the jackpot, in line with multi-state lottery site USA Mega (www.usamega.com). Drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Because there was once a jackpot winner, the Powerball jackpot resets to $40 million for the following drawing.

Updated: May 20, 2018 — 6:13 pm

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