The Powerball lottery jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is worth an estimated $550 million, making it potentially the 11th largest in U.S. lottery history.
The winning numbers were: 10, 14, 50, 53, 63. Powerball: 21. Power Play 2x.
The cash option was approximately $335 million.
The Powerball jackpot was last won by David Johnson, a 56-year-old supermarket worker from Brooklyn, New York. He hit the $298.3 million jackpot on Dec. 26. He chose the cash option worth $180,227,550 and received $114,091,248 after taxes were deducted.
There were also four third-prize tickets bought in New Jersey – three are worth $50,000 and one is valued at $100,000.
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The Powerball lottery jackpot has climbed to $550 million for Wednesday’s drawing – potentially the 11th largest lottery top prize in U.S. history.
The winning numbers drawn Saturday were: 30, 34, 39, 53, 67. The Powerball drawn was 11 with a Power Play 2x. The jackpot was worth $492.1 million with a cash option of $299.7 million, slightly lower than the estimate of $495 million after final sales were tallied.
Prior to Johnson’s jackpot win the day after Christmas, no one had hit the Powerball top prize since Oct. 27. That’s when two ticket holders – one in New York and one in Iowa split a $687.8 million jackpot.
The total prize was the fourth largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history.
The Powerball jackpot was won eight times last year, including once in New Jersey.
On May 18, Little Ferry resident Tayeb Souami won the $315.3 million prize with a ticket he bought at ShopRite in Hackensack. The 55-year-old father of two said he worked as an accountant for a food importing company, but quit his job after learning he hit the jackpot. That prize is the fourth biggest lottery win in New Jersey.