Powerball tickets worth $50K sold in NJ for weekend drawing

Mar 22, 2018, 01:18
Powerball tickets worth $50K sold in NJ for weekend drawing

It was one heck of a Saint Patrick's Day surprise.

The jackpot, at $456 million, is the eighth-largest in Powerball history, officials said.

The five lucky New Jersey tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball.

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In addition to the jackpot victor, three other tickets sold across the country matched five numbers, but not the Powerball. Winners of lottery jackpots have up to a year to claim their prize. In this case, that's September 13.

The winning ticket was sold at the Speedway store on Lancaster Road in Manheim, Lancaster County.

The winning Powerball numbers are 22-57-59-60-66 and the Powerball 7.

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The win marks the 49th time a Missouri Lottery player has won a $1 million Powerball "Match 5" prize since January 2012.

The Lottery Commission and the anonymous victor, identified only as Jane Doe, had been at odds over whether a lottery winner's name was subject to right-to-know laws.

"The court has no doubts whatsoever that should Ms. Doe's identity be revealed, she will be subject to an alarming amount of harassment, solicitation and unwanted communications", Hillsborough, New Hampshire Superior Court Judge Charles Temple said in his ruling, ABC News wrote. Now, the odds are 1 in roughly 292 million. Powerball has updated its website(We're sorry to everyone who was hoping the jackpot would get bigger.) to show that the estimated jackpot is now at $40 million, which is a sure sign that someone won.

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