New Jersey was luckier than Pennsylvania over the weekend, hitting a colossal jackpot and landing a half-dozen second-place prizes ranging from $250,000 to $1 million.
Pennsylvania sold two $1 million tickets in Powerball (one in Montgomery County), and two $250,000 winners in Mega Millions (one in Philadelphia).
Florida won the biggest prize of all, Powerball's $590.5 million annuity, the largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket.
It matched all the numbers drawn Saturday night: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, plus the Powerball of 11.
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Friday night, New Jersey and Virginia tickets hit a $190 million annuity jackpot in the Mega Millions drawing. The Jersey ticket was sold at a Kwik Farms store on Shrewsbury Avenue in Tinton Falls, a Monmouth County town north of Asbury Park. A ticket sold in Farmville, Va., west of Richmond, also matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with a Mega Ball of 41.
Jersey had three $250,000 winners in that drawing, including one in Trenton and another near Atlantic City. The tickets were sold a 7-Eleven, 1429-1437 Parkside Ave., in Trenton; the Country Farm Food Store, 261 W. White Horse Pike, Pomona, Atlantic County; and East Coast Fuel, 574-80 Newark Ave., Elizabeth, Union County.
In Powerball, Jersey had three $1 million winners, but as of late this morning, lottery officials had yet to announce where those tickets were sold.
Pennsylvania's $1 million Powerball winners were sold at the 7-Eleven at 791 Horsham Rd., North Wales, and at CoGo’s, 1030 Midland Ave., Midland, northwest of Pittsburgh.
The state's $250,000 Mega Millions winners were sold at Vini Trading Corp., 4201 N. Front St., in Philadelphia, and at a 7- Eleven on Route 519 in Eighty Four, a town south of Pittsburgh.
More than 750,000 Powerball tickets won at least $2 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, out of 7.6 million nationwide.
That's way up from previous drawings.
The April 3 drawing, when the jackpot's run started at $40 million, produced 443,089 winners nationwide, with fewer than 40,000 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Delaware had 2,300 on April 3, nearly 36,000 Saturday.
For more information, go to Philly.com's lottery page, or the websites for Powerball, Mega Millions, the Pennsylvania Lottery, the New Jersey Lottery, or the Delaware Lottery.
Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or email@example.com.