(TRENTON, N.J.) — The sole winning ticket of Saturday’s $429.6 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a 7-Eleven in Trenton, New Jersey, state lottery officials confirmed to ABC News Sunday.
The ticket was purchased in New Jersey’s capital as a cash ticket and is valued at $284 million, state lottery officials said.
“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 winning numbers drawn Saturday evening were: 25, 66, 44, 5, 26. The Powerball was 9.
Hedinger said earlier: “Winning the Powerball jackpot is a life-changing event. Congratulations to the ticketholder(s) and to the retailer who sold it. The winner and the retailer that sold this $429.6 million winning ticket will be added to the national Lottery historical record. This is the seventh largest Powerball jackpot in history.”
Hedinger added, “We expect that the winner or winners will take their time before claiming the prize and consult with the appropriate professionals that can assist them in navigating these unchartered waters. Certainly though, we will be anxiously awaiting the phone call.”
Saturday’s jackpot increased to $429.6 million from $415 million. The jump to $415 million, occurred after there were no jackpot winners in Wednesday’s $361.5 million Powerball drawing.
While these jackpots are nothing to turn your nose up at, they pale in comparison to the $1.6 billion Powerball prize shared by three winning lottery ticketholders in January, the largest ever jackpot draw in the world.
Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.
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