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$130.3 million Powerball jackpot won in Brooklyn

Pennsylvania, New Jersey tickets win $1 million each.

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Powerball lottery forms. A Powerball ticket sold in Brooklyn won $130.3 million in Saturday night´s drawing. (AP photo)
Powerball lottery forms. A Powerball ticket sold in Brooklyn won $130.3 million in Saturday night's drawing. (AP photo)

A Powerball ticket sold in Brooklyn won $130.3 million in Saturday night's drawing.

Just missing were five tickets -- sold in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida and Iowa -- that won $1 million for matching the first five numbers but not the Powerball.

The Pennsylvania ticket was purchased at Grand Smoke Shop, 231 W. Mine St., in Hazleton, Luzerne County. The Jersey one was picked up at Quick Chek, 1928 Westfield Avenue, in Scotch Plains, Union County.

The numbers were 10, 29, 37, 44 and 59, with a Powerball of 10.

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  • The big winner was sold at the Brighton Beach Bakery Deli, 117 Brighton Beach Ave., in New York City, according to the New York Lottery. The lump sum payout should be worth about $73 million.

    Wednesday's Powerball jackpot will be worth $40 million for the annuity, $22.5 million for the cash.

    Pennsylvania Cash 5 hit in Northampton County. One ticket, purchased at Friendly Foodmart on William Penn Highway in Easton, is worth $225,000 for matching all five numbers drawn Friday night: 4, 8, 18, 22 and 27.

    Mega Millions jackpot up to $165 million. That's in 25 yearly installments. The cash value is $89 million. Nobody matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 25, 44, 49, 54 and 63, with a Mega Ball of 8, and the only ticket that matched the first five numbers, winning $1 million, was sold in New York State.

    That puts Mega Millions in the driver's seat for a major test of its recent revisions. Its jackpot dwarfs Powerball's, while having tickets at half the price ($1 vs. $2). That should bring money in at an accelerated rate. With 50 percent longer odds than before -- 1 chance in 259 million instead of 1 in 175 million -- there's a good chance the jackpot will top $200 million for the first time in more than a half and a half.

    For more on lotteries, go to Philly.com's lottery page, or websites for Powerball, Mega Millions, the Pennsylvania Lottery or the New Jersey Lottery.

    Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.


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