New Jersey Powerball Winner Collects $190m
A Powerball winner from the Garden State has won the $190m jackpot on the April 8 draw. Powerball officials say the winner could also opt to take the cash sum of almost $156m.
The lucky player bought the ticket from Buy-rite Liquor on Stelton Road in Piscataway. The Middlesex County store owner will collect $30,000 for being the store to sell the winning ticket.
The winning numbers for the draw were 2, 37, 39, 48, 54, and the Powerball was 5.
“Congratulations to the winner of this multi-million-dollar jackpot!” said James Carey,New Jersey Lottery Executive Director, in a statement. “We encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket, make a copy of both sides and put it in a safe place. We recommend contacting a financial advisor and an attorney before reaching out to Lottery officials.”
A player from North Carolina was just one number short of a share of the jackpot, but still managed to collect a cool $1m after matching 5 balls.
The first time the Powerball has been won since February
This is the first time the Powerball has been won since February 12 draw when a player in Pontiac, Michigan claimed the top prize.
It is the second time this year that a player in New Jersey has claimed a huge jackpot. On February 11, a player in Edison won $202m on the MegaMillions.
Changes to state law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy now means that lottery winners can remain anonymous, so we may never know exactly who the lucky winner is from this draw. It’s safe to say there will probably be some tell-tale signs when new cars are being delivered and exotic holidays are being planned!