A jackpot dream has come true for the lucky owner of one Powerball ticket worth $338.3 million, and lottery officials in New Jersey are holding a press conference Monday to reveal some details about the lucky ticket from Saturday’s drawing.
At the Soda King in Manalapan, N.J., clerk Govind Patel said he is hoping the store’s recent good fortune will continue. A week ago a lucky customer hit five numbers — and won $1 million.
“We are very excited,” Patel said. “It would amazing if we sold another winner.”
It would also bring a small financial windfall — the store that sells the winning ticket claims a $10,000 check. The winning numbers from Saturday night’s drawing: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31. It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. A lump sum payout would be $221 million.
Other Powerball players also stand to get rich. One Powerball ticket that matched five numbers, sold in Iowa, is good for $2 million. Spreading the wealth even further, 13 tickets worth a cool $1 million were sold in 11 states. Florida and Pennsylvania each had two; Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia had one each.