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.
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.
A Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in New Jersey Friday night, while the Powerball jackpot stands at a whopping $600 million.
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.
People were out Sunday morning buying tickets to try to cash in.
A bill creating a new lottery for bear hunting licenses cleared a key Connecticut legislative committee Wednesday, despite some objections about whether such hunting is appropriate.
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.
Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says the current estimated jackpot of $320 million seems to be holding strong. The lump-sum cash option is $198.3 million.
Three men accused of trying to con a Guatemalan immigrant into sharing a $3 million lottery jackpot are off the hook after Rockland County prosecutors agreed to drop most of the case.
The overall jackpot was $89 million, but the purchaser gets less because they chose the cash option in matching five numbers and the Mega Ball.