If the winner chooses annuity payments, the jackpot is $79 million. The cash option is nearly $44.4 million.
Three New Jersey retailers sold second prize-winning tickets, worth $250,000 each. According to NJ Lottery Acting Executive Director Carole Hedinger,34,799 other New Jersey players took home $182,694 in prizes ranging from $3 to $10,000.
The winning numbers for the Saturday, Aug. 21 drawing were: 07, 10, 12, 22, and 27 and the Red Power Ball number was 26. The Power Play number was 2.
The Powerball jackpot will reset to $20 million for the next drawing, held on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 11 p.m. and televised locally on NJN-TV –the New Jersey Network.
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