TRENTON – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth up to $310 million. No one has won the game’s top prize since a Pennsylvania couple claimed the jackpot worth $128.8 million in the Christmas Eve drawing last year.
The new Powerball game structure minted its first New Jersey millionaire when that player matched the 5 white balls selected on Feb. 8. Under the new rules, when a player correctly selects the 5 white balls the win is worth $1 million compared with $200,000 in the original game. If that player had also added the Power Play feature to their ticket purchase, their prize would have doubled to $2 million.
Six lucky New Jersey Lottery players each won $10,000 in Wednesday’s drawing. Another third prize winners had purchased the Power Play option and increased that win into $40,000.
The $40,000 winning ticket was purchased at Mr K Stationery in Teaneck. One of the $10,000 winning tickets was sold by 7-11 #18024 (N) in Elizabeth, while the others were sold by stores in Westwood, New Milford, Williamstown, Jersey City, South Brunswick and Forked River.
According to New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger, 83,471 other New Jersey players took home $441,321 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200.
The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Feb. 8 drawing were: 17, 28, 38, 39, and 51. The Red Power Ball number was 33.
Tonight’s 11 p.m. Powerball drawing will be shown live on the New Jersey Lottery’s website, NJLottery.net.
The multi-state Powerball game is played in 44 states and jurisdictions.
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