Ticket sales were brisk on Saturday as people made their bid for the eighth largest jackpot in Powerball history, CBS 2 reported.
Some of the winners showed up for work both Thursday and Friday. Would you?
A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery said one of the tickets was purchased at a Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick and the other one at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor.
Lottery officials told CBS 2 early Thursday morning that the three winning tickets matched all six numbers, and that two of the tickets were sold in New Jersey.
Since no one hit the $307 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night, the money rolled over into a roughly $425 million prize for Wednesday’s drawing.
The drawing took place at 11 p.m. the winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42, 45, and Powerball 15.
But since about 80 percent of the possible combinations have been purchased, lottery officials say it’s likely the winning ticket could be selected.
The Powerball jackpot climbed up to a whopping $600 million Friday, and it had many people forking over big bills.
The jackpot soared to more than half a billion dollars after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.
The next drawing will be held Saturday, with a cash value of $302.4 million, lottery officials said.
Authorities had said Pedro Quezada owed about $29,000 in back support. During the court hearing, officials said Quezada had paid about $30,000 to settle the debt.
The unpaid child support payments go back to 2009. It’s not known which of Pedro Quezada’s five children, who range in age from 5 to 23 years old, are covered under the payments.
Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey Lottery headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
Late Monday afternoon 44-year-old Pedro Quezada walked into the Eagles Liquor in Passaic, N.J., and checked to see if he had the sole winning ticket for Saturday’s $338.3 million Powerball drawing.
The New Jersey Lottery said Sunday that details about the winning ticket would be released Monday, declining to reveal where it had been purchased and whether anyone had immediately come forward. It was the sixth largest jackpot in history.