Winning $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in New Jersey


0  Updated at 8:55 am, March 24th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Image(NEW YORK) — A single Powerball ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing, meaning some lucky Jersey resident has won the sixth largest jackpot in history.

No real details about the person who purchased the ticket and won the $338.3 million jackpot have been released, but officials at the New Jersey State Lottery said more would be revealed on Monday.

If the winner chooses to take the lump sum payout, he or she will receive $221 million.

In addition to the win in Jersey, thirteen other tickets matched five numbers but were missing the Powerball. Those tickets will earn a payout of $1 million each, according to lottery officials. They were sold in New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

One Power Play Match 5 winning ticket sold in Iowa, worth $2 million.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.

The jackpot has been reset to $40 million.

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