Powerball lottery: Did you win Wednesday’s $550M drawing? Live results, winning numbers (3/20/2019) – NJ.com

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.

A lucky person who bought a ticket in Parsippany for Saturday’s $492.1 million drawing matched five numbers but not the Powerball and won $1 million. It was one of three second-prize tickets sold nationally for the drawing.

There were also four third-prize tickets bought in New Jersey – three are worth $50,000 and one is valued at $100,000.

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.

Lerynne West, 51, of Redfield, Iowa, and Robert Bailey, of New York City, each won about $343.9 million. They both chose the cash option of about $198 million. After taxes Bailey, 67, walked away with a check for $125 million.

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.

Earlier this month, a 54-year-old man who lives in Alpha, Warren County hit the $273 million Mega Millions drawing.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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