Winning ticket for $190 million Powerball jackpot sold in New Jersey

SAN LORENZO, CA - JANUARY 12: A customer holds Powerball tickets that he purchased at Kavanagh Liquors on January 12, 2015 in San Lorenzo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lottery officials say the lone winning ticket for Wednesday’s April 8 drawing was sold in New Jersey.

The winning ticket was sold at Buy-rite Liquor Piscataway, 1353 Stelton Rd., Piscataway in Middlesex County. That retailer will receive a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing had reached $190 million.

The winning numbers were 02, 37, 39, 48 and 54. The Red Power Ball number was 05. The Multiplier number was 03.

Earlier this month it was announced that Powerball jackpots would be getting smaller as officials said coronavirus would keep more people at home and not out buying lottery tickets. 

Besides a drop in sales, declining interest rates also have limited the organization’s ability to fund bigger prizes.

One thing that won’t change is the minuscule chance of winning the jackpots. For Powerball, the odds are one in 292.2 million, and for Mega Millions they’re one in 302.6 million.

Powerball and Mega Millions are played in 45 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.