$1 million Powerball ticket sold in N.J. as jackpot jumps to $349M

No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, but one ticket sold in New Jersey is worth $1 million. The $1 million ticket matched five numbers but not the Powerball, according to Powerball officials. The location of the sale in New Jersey will be...

$1 million Powerball ticket sold in N.J. as jackpot jumps to $349M

No one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday night, but one ticket sold in New Jersey is worth $1 million.

The $1 million ticket matched five numbers but not the Powerball, according to Powerball officials. The location of the sale in New Jersey will be disclosed later Thursday.

With no big winner, the jackpot for Saturday's drawing will be worth at least $349 million with a cash option of $213.1 million. That projection would make it the 19th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.

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The lucky New Jersey ticket was one of five second-prize tickets sold across the country for the $310 million drawing. The others were bought in California, Florida, Georgia and New York.

Wednesday's winning numbers were 5, 28, 33, 38 and 42. The Powerball was 19

The odds of a $2 ticket matching five numbers are about 11,688,053 to 1.

No one has hit the jackpot since Dec. 17 when a Delaware couple who bought a ticket in Pennsylvania won the $121.6 million prize.

A Powerball ticket costs $2. It's played in 44 states, Washington D.C. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Jeff Goldman may be reached at jeff_goldman@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffSGoldman. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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