Powerball winner yet to come forward to claim prize
NEW JERSEY (AP):
The winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize, as the New Jersey store that sold the winning ticket celebrates.
Only one ticket matched all six Powerball numbers in Saturday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number was 9. Lottery officials in New Jersey said on Sunday that the ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in the state capital of Trenton. It was purchased as a cash ticket and is valued at $284 million. The vendor that sold the ticket also gets a prize, but the amount has not yet been announced.
"Congratulations to 7-Eleven for selling this winning ticket and to the fortunate ticketholder who purchased the ticket," said Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director. "We look forward to meeting the winner of this record-setting jackpot."
The jackpot is the sixth-largest in Powerball jackpot history, and the largest single jackpot winning ticket sold in New Jersey.