Someone in N.J. is now $338.3M richer

ASSOCIATED PRESS Baiju Amin at the lottery machine in his Totowa, N.J., store.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Baiju Amin at the lottery machine in his Totowa, N.J., store.
Posted: March 26, 2013

A SINGLE NEW JERSEY ticket has won a $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, the biggest lottery prize in that state's history.

Where in the state the ticket was sold won't be revealed until a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville, N.J.

The cash payout will almost certainly be one of only three to top $200 million and be paid to a single winner. The record of $224 million was set in August, when a Michigan ticket matched all the numbers in a Powerball drawing with an annuity value of $337 million. A Rhode Island woman won $210 million in Powerball in February last year.

See " Biggest jackpot winners in U.S. lottery history."

The cash payout advertised before Saturday's drawing was $198 million, but that was when the annuity jackpot was $320 million. The final talley was higher, according to Powerball.com.

The previous New Jersey record was a $258 million Mega Millions jackpot won in September 2005 by Harold and Helen Lerner of Rutherford, Bergen County.

Two Pennsylvania tickets and another in New Jersey came very close, winning $1 million for matching the first five numbers.

As a result of the win, Wednesday's jackpot will be worth $40 million for the annuity, $25 million for the cash.

For more information, go to www.powerball.com

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