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Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket worth $23.2M was sold in N.J.

This Quick Mart on Lakeview Avenue in Clifton is where a lottery ticket was sold that won its buyer $23.2 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. Google

New Jersey’s newest multi-millionaire is a lottery player who got lucky on Saturday, when a single Powerball ticket sold in the Garden State was worth $23.2 million, the nationwide game of chance announced.

The relatively modest Jersey jackpot follows a $731.1 million winning ticket sold in Maryland on Wednesday. The Maryland win was less than half the all-time high for a jackpot in the 45-state Powerball consortium, but hardly small change.

A Mega Millions jackpot worth $1 billion for Friday’s lottery drawing was won by a single ticket sold in Michigan, making it the third largest prize in U.S. lottery history.

Saturday’s winning ticket in New Jersey matched all six numbers in the that night’s Powerball drawing, entitling the winner to 30 payments totaling $23.2 million spread out over 29 years, or a single up-front payment of $17.3 million, the lottery said. That’s before taxes, mind you.

The winning ticket was sold at a Quick Mar on Lakeview Avenue in Clifton, where New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey is scheduled to present the store owner a check for $30,000 on Monday as a bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The five winning white ball numbers were 05, 08, 17, 27, 28, plus Powerball 14, with a 3X Power Play multiplier. The lottery did not say where or when the ticket was sold, and a spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for details. New Jersey also had a $2 million winner on Saturday, the lottery said.

These are the biggest winning lottery jackpots in U.S. history, including Friday’s massive Mega Millions prize – with one winning ticket sold in Michigan Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Eight tickets around the country matched the white balls, and doubled the prize to $2 million because the tickets included the Power Play option costing $1 — not a bad investment, the lottery said. One of those $2 million tickets was sold in New Jersey, while two were in Florida, with one each in Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York and Puerto Rico.

The next Powerball drawing will be on Wednesday, when the jackpot will reset to $20 million. Since the advertised jackpot will be under $150 million, the 10X multiplier will be an option.

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Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket worth $23.2M was sold in N.J. This Quick Mart on Lakeview Avenue in Clifton is where a lottery ticket was sold that won its buyer $23.2 million in Saturday’s

N.J. scores 6 Powerball third-prize winners worth $400K total. Here’s where they were sold.

In addition to the three $1 million Powerball lottery tickets sold in New Jersey for Wednesday’s big $731.1 million jackpot drawing, one $150,000 prize and five $50,000 prizes were won in the Garden State.

The $150,000 third-prize Powerball ticket, which was bought with the Power Play option for an extra $1 was purchased at Corkscrew Wine & Liquor on Applegarth Road in Monroe, Middlesex County.

The five $50,000 winners were bought at the following locations:

  • Shop Rite on Bethel Road in Somers Point
  • 7-Eleven on Broadway in Fair Lawn
  • Wawa on West Whitehorse Pike in Berlin
  • Soda King on Gordons Corner Road in Manalapan
  • Lacey Liquors on Route 9 in the Lanoka Harbor section of Lacey

All tickets six matched four numbers plus the Powerball.

A ticket sold in Maryland hit the jackpot, the fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history. The Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb. It’s now at an estimated $970 million for Friday night’s drawing.

Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 40, 53, 60, 68, 69. The Powerball drawn was 22 with a Power Play of 3X.

The Powerball jackpot hadn’t been won since Sept. 16, when someone who bought a ticket in Ballston Spa, New York, captured the $94.6 million top prize. Since then, 36 drawings had been held without a jackpot winner until Wednesday night.

These are the top winning lottery jackpots in U.S. history and where the upcoming Powerball and Mega Millions drawings will rank if a winning ticket is sold. Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot resets to $20 million with a cash option of $15 million.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 of winning the third prize of at least $50,000.

N.J. scores 6 Powerball third-prize winners worth $400K total. Here’s where they were sold. In addition to the three $1 million Powerball lottery tickets sold in New Jersey for Wednesday’s big