The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s lottery drawing has rolled back to $20 million, with a cash option valued at $11.8 million after someone in Pennsylvania hit Wednesday’s $206.9 million jackpot.
The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and be televised on WABC-7 in New York City and Fox 29 in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania lottery officials said the jackpot-winning ticket was bought at Sheetz convenience store in New Stanton, about 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
In New Jersey, a pair of third-prize tickets matching four numbers plus the Powerball were sold for Saturday’s drawing. The $50,000 tickets were purchased at ShopRite on Roosevelt Avenue in Carteret and Welsh Farms on Route 88 in Brick.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 9, 21, 56, 57 and 66. The Powerball drawn was 11 with a Power Play of 2X.
In addition, no one won the secondary, $10 million Double Play jackpot on Wednesday. The winning numbers were: 24, 28, 29, 31 and 48. The Double Play ball drawn was 12.
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.
Powerball is played on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
New Jersey Lottery offices in Lawrence are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if players prefer to drop off claims and validate winning tickets in person. Claims can be left in a secure drop box at lottery headquarters. That option applies to prizes worth more than $599.50.
If a player wins a prize of $25,000 or more (or otherwise feels more comfortable submitting claims in person) appointments can be made to meet with lottery representatives in person by calling 1-800-222-0996.
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