$338 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in New Jersey

$338 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in New Jersey

$338 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in New Jersey

A $338 million lottery Powerball lottery prize ticket has been sold in New Jersey. There was only one winning ticket sold which means that unless the ticket represented a group purchase, one lucky individual will have a life changing event occur shortly. If the individual elects for the lump sum payout, a check in the of more than $220 million will be paid out to him/her.

It’s fairly safe to bet that such an amount of money will make regular employment superfluous.

The winner had to pick five numbers correctly plus the Powerball number.

The winning numbers ended up being: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 with the Powerball number of 31. Several other people successfully picked the five numbers, and they each get an immediate $1 million.

Officials reported that a person in Iowa made the Power Play Match 5 and won $2 million. The ticket winner has yet to claim their prize.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time:

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 2nd-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.

Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
Powerball: $425 million, Nov. 28, 2012 – Preliminary estimate, not won yet
Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 – Georgia, New Jersey
Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 – Idaho, Washington
Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 – Nebraska
The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 – Illinois, Michigan
Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 – Oregon
Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 – Michigan
Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 – Rhode Island
Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 – California, New York
The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 – Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 – Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 – New York
Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 – California
Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 – West Virgina
Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 – Indiana
Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 – Indiana
Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 – Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 – Massachusetts
Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 – West Virgina
Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 – Georgia
Mega Millions: $270 million, Feb. 28, 2006 – Ohio
Mega Millions: $266 million, May 4, 2010 – California
Mega Millions: $265 million, Apr. 18, 2006 – Ohio
Powerball: $261.6 million, Jun. 2, 2010 – Ohio

Source:

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