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8 people to claim $429M Powerball jackpot

Posted at 5:33 AM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 08:33:28-04

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Eight people are going to share last weekend's $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.

The New Jersey Lottery says they'll claim the game's sixth-largest jackpot at lottery headquarters on Friday afternoon. The winning numbers were drawn on Saturday.

The purchaser spent $6 for two tickets for drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday and chose the smaller lump sum payment over the higher valued annuity. So the $6 investment will yield $284 million before taxes.

 

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.