Will the New Jersey Powerball winner please stand up?
POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 8:15am
UPDATED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 11:37am
Someone got really, really rich over the weekend in New Jersey -- but we still don't know who.
The winning ticket for Saturday night's $338 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a liquor store in Passaic, New Jersey, according to New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger.
But the winner still hasn't come forward, Hedinger said at a news conference Monday morning.
At the time the ticket was bought, the winner chose the up-front cash option instead of an annuity. The lump sum will be $211 million; after federal and state taxes, the winner will net about $151 million, Hedinger said.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and the Powerball, 31.
The lottery is held in 42 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington.
The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $587.5 million.
A ticket purchased in Arizona and another in Missouri shared the prize in November.