Three Powerball Jackpot Winners — But None in New Jersey
No tickets sold in New Jersey won the record-setting Powerball jackpot but the state is well-represented in the winner's circle from Wednesday's drawing.
There winning jackpot tickets were sold — one each in California, Tennessee and Florida according to the multi-state game's website. The jackpot reached an annuity value of $1.6 billion, the highest ever for any lottery game in world history.
The numbers drawn were: 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball number of 10.
News crews and crowds descended on a 7-Eleven store in Chino Hills, Valif. as word spread that the store sold a winning ticket. No official word came from lotteries in Tennessee or Florida about where the winning tickets were sold.
The Powerball website reports more than 1 million winning tickets were sold in New Jersey alone, which produced a $2 million winner for matching all 5 numbers with the Power Play of 2X. A ticket worth $1 million for matching all 5 numbers but no Power Play was also sold in New Jersey, along with 43 tickets worth $50,000 each.
The next Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $40 million.