Two $50,000 Powerball tickets were bought in New Jersey convenience stores for Saturday’s drawing, lottery officials said Monday.
One was sold at 7-Eleven on State Street in Hackensack, the other at QuickChek on Union Avenue in Bridgewater, according to the New Jersey Lottery.
Each third-prize ticket matched four numbers plus the Powerball. Saturday’s winning numbers were: 9, 36, 49, 56 and 62. The Powerball drawn was 8 with a Power Play of 2X.
No one across the country hit the $42 million jackpot, pushing the top prize for the next drawing Wednesday to an estimated $51 million with a cash option of $40.6 million. There were also no $1 million, second-prize tickets purchased.
The odds of a $2 ticket matching four numbers plus the Powerball are about 913,129 to 1. It’s about a 1 in 292,201,338 shot to hit the jackpot.
The New Jersey Lottery office in Lawrence remains closed due to COVID-19 and won’t be accepting walk-in claims. You can still claim your winnings — provided they’re less than $599.50 — in person at any retailer.
The lottery is also accepting mailed claims, though officials warn payments might be temporarily delayed. Winners are advised to make copies of the claim form and the winning ticket for their records.
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