New Jerseyans have purchased over $6 million worth of Powerball tickets today in hopes of winning tonight's jackpot that has an annuity value of $448 million.

Wednesday night's Powerball numbers are: 5,25,30,58,59 and Powerball 32


Powerball tickets for Wednesday (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)

Powerball tickets are selling at a rate of nearly $3200 worth per minute in New Jersey with sales picking up around noon.

On Wednesday alone $5.9 million worth of Powerball tickets were sold before 5 p.m., six times what was sold all day on Sunday according to the New Jersey Lottery.  $900,000 worth of tickets were purchased between 4p.m. and 5p.m.

Tonight's jackpot, with a cash value of $244.7 million, is the fourth largest ever offered in the United States. The drawing is Wednesday night at 11 p.m. and can be seen on WABC TV and WPVI TV and on the Powerball website. Text NEWS to 89000 to be the first to know when the numbers are drawn.

If no one wins tonight's jackpot, “We would be in world record territory” for the next drawing, on Saturday, Chuck Strutt, head of the Multi-State Lottery Association, told NBCNews.

There has been no Powerball winner since June 22 when a Delaware County woman won a jackpot with an annuity value of $131 million. Pedro Quezada of Passaic won a $338millilon annuitized jackpot in March.

Your odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510 according to the Powerball website. There’s a 1 in 31.85 chance that a ticket holder could win something else including the smallest prize of $4. The jackpot is won by matching 5 numbers plus the Powerball.

The multi-state lottery is played in 42 states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.

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