Powerball ticket worth $100K sold at N.J. convenience store as jackpot hits $90M

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A Powerball ticket worth $100,000 was sold for Wednesday’s lottery drawing at a convenience store in Salem County.

New Jersey Power Ball Lottery in New Jersey now worth $90M

The lucky ticket matching four numbers plus the Powerball was bought at Bridgeton Deepwater Food on South Broadway in the Deepwater section of Pennsville, New Jersey Lottery officials said Thursday.

Third-prize tickets are usually worth $50,000 but the New Jersey winner spent an extra $1 to exercise the Power Play option. The odds of a $2 ticket matching four numbers plus the Powerball are about 913,129 to 1.

No one across the country hit the $80 million jackpot. There were also no second-prize $1 million tickets purchased.

Saturday’s jackpot is worth an estimated $90 million with a cash option of $64.4 million. No one has hit the jackpot since Sept. 21. Someone who bought a ticket in Suttons Bay, Michigan hit the $80 million jackpot that evening.

The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million.

Powerball is played on Wednesday and Saturday in 44 states, Washington D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.