- A second-prize Powerball ticket worth $1 million was bought at a Walmart in New Jersey
- The top jackpot valued was valued at $243.4 million, but not drawn by anyone.
- The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292 million to 1.
TRENTON, N.J. – A very lucky Powerball lottery player just won big, thanks to a second-prize winning ticket he bought in a New Jersey Walmart.
A Huge Winning Ticket
According to New Jersey Lottery officials, the fortunate winner of the more than $1 million ticket purchased it at a Walmart on West Edgar Road in Linden, New Jersey.
One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, November 27, drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize.
The top jackpot valued at $243.4 million, however, was not drawn by anyone in the country.
The winning Powerball numbers shown on Saturday were 8, 32, 55, 64, and 66, while the Red Powerball number was 10.
Odds Of Winning
New Jersey’s winning lottery ticket was the first of two other ‘second-prize tickets that have been sold across the country.
The odds of actually hitting the coveted jackpot are more than a staggering 292 million to 1. Players can better their chances of winning by purchasing a $2 ticket and turning their odds of winning at least $1 million into a 1 in 11.6 million chance.
The odds of winning the third $50,000 prize are 1 in 913,129.
For gambling fans interested in the hobby, Powerball is available to play Monday, Wednesday and Saturday in 45 of the 50 states as the Wednesday Powerball jackpot is exceeding $260 million.