New Jersey ticket wins Powerball jackpot

Lottery officials say that a ticket sold in New Jersey has won the Powerball jackpot.

The estimated jackpot was $190 million.

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 winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 8, drawing were: 02, 37, 39, 48 and 54. The Red Power Ball number was 05. The Multiplier number was 03.

In addition, there was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased at Barnegat Quick Stop, 21 South Main St., Barnegat in Ocean County.

Lottery jackpots have been reduced since the coronavirus outbreak has fewer people leaving home but the Powerball jackpot has not been won for an extended period.

It is unclear when the winner will actually be able to collect their winnings.  The New Jersey Lottery's front office remains temporarily closed for the collection of walk-in claims.  The closure is through at least April 17 but that date is expected to be extended.

Claims can still be made through the mail but it would be doubtful that someone would mail a winning Powerball jackpot ticket to the agency.