Powerball Jackpot Rises To $360 Million

Powerball Lottery Game LogoSTATE — Tonight’s Powerball lottery jackpot is worth an estimated $360 million, or $229.2 million if the winner chooses the lump-sum cash payout option. Winners have the option of taking their prize as a 29-year annuity.

No one won the top prize in Saturday’s drawing, but nine New Jersey Lottery players did match four numbers plus the red Power Ball to win the $10,000 third prize. One of those winning tickets was purchased at Berkeley Convenience Store in Berkeley Heights; the others were sold in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden and Essex counties.

According to New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger, 82,175 other New Jersey Lottery players took home an estimated $448,995 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200.

The winning numbers for the Saturday, May 11 drawing were: 06, 13, 19, 23 and 43. The Red Power Ball number was 16.

No one has won the game’s top prize March 30, when it was worth $50 million. However, earlier in the month a Passaic County retailer sold a Powerball ticket worth $338 million, the fourth-largest prize in the game’s history at the time.

Powerball drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11 p.m. They are shown live on the New Jersey Lottery’s website, NJLottery.net, and on CBS digital stations WLNY 10/55 and CW Philly 57.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510; the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 31.85.

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