New Jersey ticket sole winner of $333.8 million Powerball prize

Posted: March 25, 2013

The golden ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million Powerball jackpot was purchased somewhere in New Jersey - but officials weren't divulging any details about the winner until Monday morning.

New Jersey Powerball officials will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. at their headquarters in Lawrenceville, where they plan to at least reveal where the winning ticket was purchased.

Powerball spokeswoman Judy Drucker said the lottery offices were closed all weekend so "somebody couldn't even claim it if they wanted to" before Monday.

Lottery officials were encouraging winners to call headquarters at 609-599-5800.

Drucker said New Jersey has seen a number of top Powerball winners - the most recent had a $70 million jackpot. But a $338.3 million prize is significant, she said.

"It's a big one, I can tell you that," Drucker laughed. "It's very exciting for the lottery, and for the state."

Now that a winning ticket has been confirmed, the Powerball jackpot will reset to $40 million.

"That's still not too shabby," Drucker said. "It's still an amazing prize."


Contact Aubrey Whelan at 610-313-8112, at awhelan@philly.com or on Twitter at @aubreyjwhelan.

 

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