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.