New Jersey Lottery
Without a Powerball winner this weekend, the prize has climbed to $400 million — one of the largest in U.S. lottery history.
The Mega Millions lottery is heading for record territory with officials projecting a spike in sales between now and Tuesday night’s drawing – boosting the jackpot well beyond half-a-billion dollars.
One of the largest jackpots in U.S. lottery history climbed even higher Saturday after no ticket matched all six numbers to win the $425 million top Mega Millions prize.
Lottery officials have announced on the Powerball website that no ticket has matched all Saturday’s numbers drawn for that game’s giant jackpot, which now swells to an estimated $400 million or a $223.6 million cash-option value.
Darryl and Judy Smith bought their winning ticket at a truck stop in Buena, NJ.
The ticket for the June 16, 2012 drawing was bought at a 7-11 store in Elmwood Park. The winning numbers were 8, 14, 15, 16, 27 and the Gold Powerball Number was 26.
It’s all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday.
The big jackpot was won in North Jersey, but someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Montgomery County is $1-million richer.
Tonight’s Powerball drawing is worth an estimated $550-million annuity or $325-million for the cash payout.
A Powerball ticket worth $1-million from Saturday’s drawing was sold at Blitz’s Market in Cape May County, New Jersey.
The New Jersey Lottery had plans to take their drawings in house, and on line, long before NJN’s fate was sealed last week.
Lottery scams are nothing new, but there’s a new one with a local twist and it has local officials issuing a warning.