DELRAN, NJ — One of the largest jackpots in lottery history remained up for grabs after Saturday’s Powerball drawing. But a South Jersey ticketholder earned a substantial prize.
A ticket sold at 130 Food Mart (2900 Route 130 N, Delran) generated $50,000 in the contest. The ticket was one of six in New Jersey that matched four of the five white balls and the Power Ball for a third-tier prize.
The Powerball jackpot, meanwhile, reached an estimated jackpot of $1.55 billion for Monday night’s drawing — the fourth-highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
Saturday’s winning numbers were 47, 54, 57, 60 and 65. The Power Ball number was 19, with a Power Play of 3X. Winning numbers in the Double Play drawing were 13, 31, 51, 55 and 66 — the Double Play Ball number was 23.
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The odds of winning Monday’s jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The eventual victor can opt for an annuity doled out over 30 years. But most lottery winners choose the lump-sum option, which currently stands at $679.8 million.
Lottery winnings are also subject to federal taxes. Many states, including New Jersey, also tax winnings.
The Powerball jackpot has ballooned for nearly three months, with the prize resetting after somebody won the $1 billion jackpot July 19.
Powerball’s next drawing is set for 10:59 p.m. Monday. New Jersey participants must purchase tickets before 9:59 p.m. to qualify. View the rules here.
The lottery game is played in 45 states, along with Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.