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.
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.
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