Saturday’s winning ticket holders purchased tickets in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia. At the current payout, the winner would be entitled to a lump sum distribution of $162.7 million.
The lone $1M ticket sold in New Jersey was purchased at the Lakeview Deli-Mart in Clifton. Saturday marked yet another in a series of 13 drawings that have come up short. Today’s Mega Millions jackpot prize is $122 million with a lump-sum payout of $67 million.
As for the Powerball lottery, it is participated by over 45 different lotteries and is always guaranteed to be at least $40 million. The biggest prize to day was achieved only this past May when the prize reached a dizzying $590 million won by a lone ticket holder in Florida.