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.
State officials say New York gamblers plunked down a record $9.1 billion on state-sanctioned lottery games in 2012.
With the new year will come a new way to find out if you’ve won the New Jersey Lottery.
Two Mega Millions tickets are each worth $250,000 and a $200,000 Powerball ticket was bought on Christmas Eve at Milleries Food Market in Mount Holly.
The 67-year-old purchased the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 drawing in Mineola.
A lottery official said late Wednesday that the jackpot increased to $579.9 million by the time of the drawing, making the cash option $379.8 million.
The largest jackpot in Powerball’s history, has rolled over 16 times without a winner.
Wealth manager Michael Steiner with RegentAtlantic Capital in Morristown, said you may want to hold off on telling your boss where to go and even wait six to nine months before collecting your winnings.
TV 10-55’s Ann Mercogliano interviewed a numerologist, a psychic and a statistician in anticipation of Wednesday’s record-setting Powerball jackpot.
In Little Ferry, N.J., a town torn apart by Superstorm Sandy, residents Tuesday night were hoping for a little luck through the Powerball lottery after a long month.
Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175 million, but that isn’t stopping lottery hopefuls in the Tri-State area from trying their luck.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has soared to $325 million, and some Superstorm Sandy victims in Staten Island are hoping to turn their luck around.