One Winning Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold In Florida
Lottery luck will not strike New Jersey for a second time in 24 hours as the one winning Powerball ticket was purchased in Florida
Saturday night's winning numbers were: 10,13, 14, 22, 52 and the Powerball 11.The jackpot has an annuity value of $590 million with a cash value of $376 million.
CNN reports the winning ticket was sold at Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, according to David Bishop, deputy secretary of Florida lottery. Florida has had more Powerball winners than any other state.
The Powerball website indicates there were 3-$1 million tickets sold in New Jersey for matching 5 numbers but not the Powerball.
On the heels of a winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Tinton Falls worth $95 million, hopes were high among Powerball players that there will be yet another jackpot winner from New Jersey.
More than 80 percent of the possible combinations of numbers were selected according to Powerball increasing the chances of a winner.
Powerball's jackpot rose by $50 million during the day on Friday to become the largest jackpot in the game's history at $600 million.
Mega Millions Sold In Tinton Falls
New Jersey Lottery officials say one of two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold at the Kwik Farms store in Tinton Falls, which will receive a $30,000 bonus for selling the winning jackpot ticket. The person holding the winning ticket had not claimed their $95 million prize as of early Saturday night.
The store's owner would not identify the ticket holder but tells the Asbury Park Press he came in to confirm the numbers. “I’m happy for the customer. He’s one of our regulars. He comes every day and buys a cup of coffee,” Narinder Sangari said.
The second ticket was sold in the Farmville, Virginia area which is located between Lynchburg and Richmond.
There has been no Powerball winner since March 23 when a ticket worth $338 million was sold in Passaic to Pedro Quezada.
Many are playing their numbers at Eagle Liquor in hopes of being the store's second winner. “He’s a lucky guy,” George Bruno told The Record of Pravin Mankodia, the store's owner. “It’s a lucky store. But do you think it could happen twice in the same store?”
The multi-state lottery is played in 42 states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.