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Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.

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Someone in New Jersey this morning could be holding a tiny piece of paper worth a massive amount of money: $338.3 million.

One winning ticket was sold for Saturday night's huge Powerball jackpot, and it was purchased somewhere in the Garden State.

Which county, which town and which store remains a mystery and the New Jersey Lottery will release details on Monday, the Associated Press reports.

One lottery player in Iowa won $2 million in Saturday's drawing, and lottery players in 11 other states won $1 million for matching five of the six winning numbers: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

These were the winning numbers drawn at 11 p.m. Saturday: 17, 29, 31, 52 and 53. The Powerball was 31.

The jackpot was initially estimated at $320 million and later climbed to $338.3 million. The cash option was worth around $209 million, making this the fourth-highest ever jackpot in the 21-year history of the multi-state lottery game, and the 8th-largest of any lottery game in history.

The biggest previous jackpot this year was a $217 million haul, which an airport traveler in the Richmond, Va., area won on Feb. 6.

In Nov., 2012, Powerball broke all of its previous records when a November jackpot soared to $588 million — the 2nd-largest lottery jackpot in history. That hefty sum was split between two tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona.

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Piaceri's avatar - sarsony1
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Posted: March 24, 2013, 8:31 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the NJ winner!

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    mightwin's avatar - questns

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    Posted: March 24, 2013, 8:41 am - IP Logged

    Alright california, let's make the $10 mil minimum increases a thing of the past. Tell your friends and neighbors to spend spend, spend!

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      Posted: March 24, 2013, 9:07 am - IP Logged

      the winner should play The Sopranos theme song on their drive to the lottery office. I know I would.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUT07eZoXPw

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        Posted: March 24, 2013, 9:14 am - IP Logged

        Figures the winner comes from the state that will tax their winnings the most out of all fifty states.   

         

        What it must feel like to wake up, see the local news and hear the winner is from New Jersey and go check your tickets to see that you just won about $200,000,000.   

         

        Congrats, wish it were me.

          IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
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          Posted: March 24, 2013, 9:27 am - IP Logged

          So happy for whoever won, even the smaller amounts of 1million... congrats

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            Posted: March 24, 2013, 9:33 am - IP Logged

            Congrats, and spend it well!

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              Posted: March 24, 2013, 9:57 am - IP Logged

              Congratulations to all the winnersHurray!

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                Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                Figures the winner comes from the state that will tax their winnings the most out of all fifty states.   

                 

                What it must feel like to wake up, see the local news and hear the winner is from New Jersey and go check your tickets to see that you just won about $200,000,000.   

                 

                Congrats, wish it were me.

                LOL pay those taxes

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                  Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                  It's interesting new jersey has always hit it big in march in certain years.  Some one in new jersey 2012 won exactly within days of this win in 2013....Coincidence?  Going further back,  no win in 2011,  but there was in 2010...  Hopefully these coincidences don't keep popping up.

                  But anyways,  hopefully whoever the winner is,  I hope its someone that needed it,  and not some scummy wallstreeter or something like that.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the NJ winner!

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                    Piaceri, I like your signature I'm from LansingThumbs Up

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                      Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                      It's interesting new jersey has always hit it big in march in certain years.  Some one in new jersey 2012 won exactly within days of this win in 2013....Coincidence?  Going further back,  no win in 2011,  but there was in 2010...  Hopefully these coincidences don't keep popping up.

                      But anyways,  hopefully whoever the winner is,  I hope its someone that needed it,  and not some scummy wallstreeter or something like that.

                      I hope it was "some scummy wallstreeter" who can manage it and NOT piss it away.

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                        Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                        Piaceri, I like your signature I'm from LansingThumbs Up

                        Thank you! I lived there for 22 years. I still have one in school at MSU, and one with a boyfriend still there. I always liked Izzo, and will root for MSU as long as he is there. Smile

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                          Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                          Just because they could do it,  doesn't mean it was right to screw over decent people.


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                            Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                            Just because they could do it,  doesn't mean it was right to screw over decent people.

                            Cry me a river...............