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Liquor store in Passaic, NJ, sold winning Powerball ticket

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Rumors were wrong

Update: complete raw video of press conference added

By Todd Northrop

Contrary to rumors swirling in the media and on Web sites this morning, the New Jersey Lottery announced this morning at a press conference that the winning Powerball ticket for Saturday's $338.3 million jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic.

New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger announced Monday morning at a 10:00 am press conference that Eagle Liquors, located at 126 Passaic Avenue in Passaic, New Jersey, sold the winning ticket.

The liquor store will receive a bonus of $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

When Hedinger announced the location of the winning ticket, an audible gasp could be heard among the media attending the event.  Probably as they were face-palming themselves for spending so much time early this morning reporting on the false rumors that the ticket was sold in Bordentown.

The New Jersey Lottery does not know who the winner is at this point, since the winner has not come forward yet.

After a brief statement about where the winning ticket was sold, Hedinger fielded various questions from the media, mainly covering topics such as the ability (or not) of the winner to remain anonymous, and tax issues.

The annuity value of the jackpot is $338.3 million, although most winners choose the lump-sum cash payout.

The approximate cash value of the jackpot is $211 million.  According to Hedinger, the federal taxes withheld from the cash payout will be $52,750,000 and New Jersey state taxes withheld will be $6,330,000, leaving a net payout of $151,920,000.

A complete raw video of the New Jersey Lottery press conference can be found below and on Lottery Post's You Tube page.

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Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:24 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to the winner/sHurray!

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    Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:37 am - IP Logged

    Video of the press conference coming shortly...

     

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      Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:49 am - IP Logged

      I trust that the winner was buying a bottle of JD!

      "Everything works  ONCE!"


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        Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:55 am - IP Logged

        Found the Goolgle image. 

        https://www.google.com/maps?

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          Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:11 am - IP Logged

          Found the Goolgle image. 

          https://www.google.com/maps?

          Well that proves "You never know". Place looks like its abandoned.  Looked on the NJ lotto site and i see nothing about them selling a winning ticket. Very odd.

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            Found the Goolgle image. 

            https://www.google.com/maps?

            WOW!!! Maybe the owner will remodel with his/her bonus for selling the winning ticketWhat?

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              Video of the press conference coming shortly...

              Thanks Todd.

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                Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd.

                I Agree! Thanks for the video.

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                  Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                  I Agree!

                   

                  HRH Todd beats the official sites all the time. He still wouldn't share his secret.

                   

                  Thanks for sharing the map Ronnie!

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                    Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                    WOW!!! Maybe the owner will remodel with his/her bonus for selling the winning ticketWhat?

                    lol. The sign looks like its a printed banner hanging there.


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                      Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                      Well that proves "You never know". Place looks like its abandoned.  Looked on the NJ lotto site and i see nothing about them selling a winning ticket. Very odd.

                      It just hit now hit the MSN front page.

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                        Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                        Hope the winner is smart enought to get his or her affairs in order before cashing the ticket, and what ever you do don't hold a press confrence.

                        All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

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                          Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                          It just hit now hit the MSN front page.

                          for all of you in favor of anonominity and that gun totin oklahomaite comes to mind, you seem awful curious about who the winner is. i guess unless you win you want it publicized. kind of a double standard.


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                            Posted: March 25, 2013, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                            for all of you in favor of anonominity and that gun totin oklahomaite comes to mind, you seem awful curious about who the winner is. i guess unless you win you want it publicized. kind of a double standard.

                            I think I will enjoy waving to the crowd and smiling for the camera.