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Powerball winner has yet to claim big prize; smaller prizes won in Wisconsin

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lottery officials say the person who bought the lone winning ticket for the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot purchased just one ticket for the drawing.

The lottery’s executive director, Carole Hedinger, said Monday that the ticket was purchased at 5:20 p.m. last Tuesday at a 7-Eleven store in Trenton. The customer spent $2 for single, manual plays for the drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday, and spent an extra $1 on each ticket to get the “Power Play” option that multiplies the winnings.

The person who holds the ticket has not come forward. Hedinger recommended that the person sign the back of the ticket and bring it to the lottery headquarters in Trenton, where officials can hold the ticket and start the validation process.

The owner of the store where the ticket was sold received a $30,000 bonus.

Meanwhile, there were three Wisconsin winners from the Saturday Powerball drawing — each won $50,000.  All three tickets matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball.

Officials say the winning tickets were purchased at the following locations:

  • Kenosha:  Pick ‘n Save at 5710 75th Street in Kenosha
  • Markesan:  Landmark Convenience Store at 544 North Margaret Street in Markesan
  • Milwaukee:  Welcome Mart at 350 North Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee

The winning numbers from the Saturday, May 7th drawing were 5-25-26-44 and 66.  The Powerball was 9 and the Power Play number was 2.

Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prizes.