Powerball NJ (New Jersey)
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|Category||NJ Winners||Prize Per Winner||NJ Prize Total|
|Match 5 + Powerball||0||$677,100,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Powerball||2||$50,000||$100,000|
|Match 3 + Powerball||61||$100||$6,100|
|Match 2 + Powerball||1,464||$7||$10,248|
|Match 1 + Powerball||11,665||$4||$46,660|
|Match 0 + Powerball||29,300||$4||$117,200|
|Match 5 (with Power Play)||0||$2,000,000||$0|
|Match 4 + Powerball (with Power Play)||1||$150,000||$150,000|
|Match 4 (with Power Play)||4||$300||$1,200|
|Match 3 + Powerball (with Power Play)||11||$300||$3,300|
|Match 3 (with Power Play)||279||$21||$5,859|
|Match 2 + Powerball (with Power Play)||245||$21||$5,145|
|Match 1 + Powerball (with Power Play)||1,959||$12||$23,508|
|Match 0 + Powerball (with Power Play)||5,104||$12||$61,248|
What is Powerball NJ?
Powerball NJ is a multi-state lottery format in the State of New Jersey.
Players select 5 numbers from 1 to 69 and then a further Powerball from numbers 1 to 26.
Jackpots typically begin at $20 million and the odds of selecting all 5 white balls and the red powerball are 1 in 292 million.
On January 31, 2010, New Jersey became the 42nd State in America to add Powerball to its games roster and announced its first ever New Jersey Powerball winner less than 2 months later.
Powerball is played in 45 states across the country with game draws made 3 times per week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Who operates Powerball NJ?
All the lottery or draw game formats, including Powerball NJ are run by the New Jersey Lottery.
The New Jersey Lottery was formed over 50 years ago in 1970 following a vote in which 81.5% of the public overwhelmingly approved the establishment of a State Lottery.
It went on to sell its first ticket in December 1970 and created New Jersey’s first ever millionaire winner in March 1971. Edward and Kathleen Henry of West Caldwell were presented with their first annuity payment of $50,000.
Since then the New Jersey Lottery has gone on to distribute over $42 billion in prizes, generating revenues for the State amounting to over $28 billion.
Contact details for the New Jersey Lottery are as follows:
New Jersey Lottery, One Lawrence Park Complex, Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey.
Can you play other lottery games in NJ?
Powerball isn't the only popular game available in New Jersey. There are multiple other lottery and draw games including Mega MIllions.
According to the New Jersey Lottery website, you can buy tickets for the following draw games:
Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, Pick-6, Quick Draw, CASH POP, Powerball, Mega Millions, CASH4LIFE, Fast Play and RAFFLE.
There are also a series of Scratch-Offs available for purchase also.
Who was the first NJ Powerball Winner?
Sandra McNeil became the first New Jersey resident to hold winning numbers for Powerball NJ. She was the only winner of a $211.7 million NJ Powerball jackpot which made New Jersey the first state in the US to sell winning jackpot prize tickets in both Powerball and Mega Millions.
The school board member from Morristown's win is the third highest single ticket payout ever in New Jersey.
Have there been any interesting winners stories?
In 2019, unemployed and recently divorced Mike Weirsky lost his winning Powerball ticket worth $273 million that he’d purchased from a Quick Check supermarket after being distracted by his cellphone.
Thankfully, a store clerk named Phil Campolo found the ticket and returned it to the store. It is believed that Mr Weirsky rewarded the Good Samaritan.
In 2016, 72 year-old Pearlie May Smith and her seven children won a huge $429.6m which, at the time, was the largest single jackpot winning ticket ever sold in New Jersey.
They elected to take it as a lump sum of $284 million and used much of the winnings for charitable purposes including donating 10% to the church where Smith served as a pastor and a further $8 million to help underprivileged residents of Trenton, New Jersey.
Has there been a recent winning NJ Powerball ticket?
No one in New Jersey matched all 6 numbers to win the record jackpot of over $2bn in November 2022, but one lucky player did manage to match 5 white balls and the Power Play option giving them a $2million win bounty.
New Jersey made national news with not just one, but 17 winners identified following that Saturday night’s NJ Powerball draw.
On May 19th 2018, Tayeb Souami from New Jersey hit a $315.3 million Powerball jackpot. This huge win came only 5 weeks after a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot was claimed in New Jersey.
You can find out the latest NJ Powerball results which are updated after every draw.
Have there been other notable Powerball NJ winners
The most notable Powerball winners ever in New Jersey is the Smith family due to the fact they won a huge $429.6 million jackpot and split it between eight members of the family meaning they were all winners. The winning ticket was sold at a Seven Eleven store in Trenton, Mercer County.
What about other lottery winners in NJ?
In 2002 Jorge and Joanne Lopez won $331 million Mega Millions NJ jackpot (known as the Big Game at the time). Only a year previously, the Portuguese couple owed more than $600,000 and had filed for bankruptcy..
How do I check if I am a winner?
The easiest way to check is to use our Powerball Numbers Checker