Powerball officials announced the numbers of the winning ticket worth of a $338.3 million jackpot. Unlike Wednesday’s drawing, this time the numbers matched to the numbers of a ticket sold in New Jersey. The winning numbers of the drawing on Saturday night are 17, 29, 31, 52, 53, and Powerball 31.
New Jersey’s lottery officials denied giving any information about the winning ticket including the place from where it was purchased. All details will be kept secret until Monday. A one-time payment would be $221 million.
A ticket sold in Iowa won $2 million for matching five numbers while 13 tickets from 11 different states won $1 million each. Both Pennsylvania and Florida had two winning tickets each while South Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, Minnesota, Arizona, Ohio, New York, Illinois, and North Carolina had one each.
Powerball is played in forty-two states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C. The chance of matching all five numbers along with the Powerball number is very less – nearly 1 in 175 million.