Powerball jackpot tops $200 million, as 2 Pa. tickets win $1 million
Powerball's getting into skyrocketing territory once again.
The jackpot for Saturday's drawing rose to $203 million for the annuity, $115.5 million for the cash, because no one matched all the numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 9, 26, 45 and 47 with a Powerball of 11.
The last three times Powerball topped $200 million, the jackpot passed $300 million within a week, before eventually being won at $448.4 million early last month, a record $590.5 in May, and $338.3 million in March.
Nine tickets, including two sold in Pennsylvania, won $1 million for matching the first five numbers without the Powerball. The others were sold in New York, North Carolina, Vermont, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Louisiana. Two California tickets also matched five but won $555,690 under that state's pari-mutuel system.
Update: The Pennsylvania tickets were sold at Fresh N Quik, 906 Market St., Berwick (between Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport), in Columbia County, and at Al’s Market, 24 Braddock Ave., Braddock, near Pittsburgh.
N.J. ticket wins $250,000 in Mega Millions. Friday's jackpot will be worth $95 million for the annuity, $64 million for the cash, after no one matched all of Tuesday's numbers: 4, 13, 14, 28 and 41 with a Mega Ball of 28. The $250,000 winner, which matched the first five, was sold at JYCD Deli & Grocery in New Brunswick, Middlesex County.
$225,000 won in Lehigh County. A Cash 5 ticket hit Monday's jackpot by matching all the numbers: 27, 28, 31, 34 and 40. It was sold at the Turkey Hill at 610 Main St. in Slatington.
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