The Powerball lottery is a popular game of chance that has captured the attention of many individuals in the state of New Jersey. The game involves selecting five white balls from a pool of 69 and one red ball, known as the Powerball, from a pool of 26. The winning combination of numbers is drawn twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 10:59 pm Eastern Time.
The Powerball lottery draws are conducted by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a non-profit organization that is responsible for coordinating the game across various states in the United States. The lottery results are publicly announced and made available to the public through various platforms, including the official Powerball website and local news outlets.
As of the time of writing, the most recent Powerball results for the state of New Jersey were drawn on Saturday, August 14th, 2021. The winning numbers for that draw were 26, 28, 36, 49, 61, and the Powerball was 24. The Power Play multiplier was 2x, which means that any non-jackpot prizes won in that draw were doubled.
In addition to the jackpot prize, which is awarded to any player who matches all five white balls and the Powerball, there are several other prize tiers for players who match some of the numbers but not all. For the August 14th draw, there were a total of 312,035 winning tickets in New Jersey alone, with prizes ranging from $4 to $100,000.
It is important to note that playing the Powerball lottery is a form of gambling and should be done responsibly. It is recommended that players set a budget for themselves and only play with money that they can afford to lose. Additionally, players should be aware of the odds of winning and understand that the chances of winning the jackpot are highly unlikely. Nonetheless, for those who enjoy playing the lottery, the Powerball remains a popular and exciting game of chance in the state of New Jersey.