Powerball Pot Grows To $170 Million

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STATE – Even though the grand prize was not awarded in Wednesday evening’s Powerball drawing, a New Jersey retailer sold a ticket that won the $200,000 second prize for matching all 5 white numbers.

Quick Stop Convenience, located in Brick, sold one of a total of seven second-prize winning tickets. The others were sold in Arizona, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon.

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In addition, 1,007,968 tickets across the nation won a total of $7,803,853 in prizes. According to the NJ Lottery’s Acting Executive Director Steven Palmieri, 52,067 New Jersey players took home $237,688 in prizes ranging from $3 to $10,000.

Because no one correctly matched all six numbers, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $170 million for the Saturday, May 22 drawing. The cash option will be an estimated $84.7 million.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 2, 7, 29, 55, 58 and the Powerball was 27. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

Other prizes won Wednesday evening included 37 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Eight additional tickets at this prize level were also wisely purchased with the Power Play option that multiplied their winnings 3 times to $30,000 cash!

A total of 181,342 winning Powerball tickets multiplied their prizes by 3 Wednesday. Players were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you multiply your Powerball winnings from 2 to 5 times, except for the jackpot. At the beginning of each drawing an animated spinner presents that night’s multiplier. For a limited time during the current “Power Play 10X” promotion, all prizes (except the jackpot) can be multiplied up to 10 times for the same $1 Power Play cost.  Player’s can win up to $2 million!

Players purchased $42,402,275 in Powerball and Power Play tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

Powerball is now played in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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