$190 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Piscataway
One lucky New Jerseyan just jumped into a whole new tax bracket.
A single ticket sold in the Garden State matched all six balls in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing to win the $190 million jackpot, according to the Powerball website.
The winner could also choose a cash option of $155.9 million.
The ticket was sold at Buy-rite Liquor on Stelton Road in Piscataway in Middlesex County. The retailer also gets $30,000 for selling the ticket.
“Congratulations to the winner of this multi-million-dollar jackpot!” New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey said 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.”
One ticket sold in North Carolina matched all five white balls to win $1 million.
The Powerball jackpot was last hit on Feb. 12 by a lottery player in Pontiac, Michigan.
It’s the second time this year that New Jersey has won a major jackpot. On Feb. 11, a ticket sold in Edison, N.J. won the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Until recently, lottery winners in New Jersey were required to be identified, but now winners will be able to stay anonymous under a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.
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