By Jim Melwert and Mike Dougherty
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (CBS/AP) — There are at least two brand new, multi-millionaires in the Garden State. Two tickets sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers to Wednesday’s $448-million Powerball drawing.
The winning tickets were sold less than 60 miles apart — one at the Acme on Route 9 in Little Egg Harbor Township and the other at a Super Stop and Shop on Route 522 in South Brunswick, Middlesex County.
“We’re waiting to see who the winner is,” said Donna, an employee at the Acme. “We want to know if we know the person or if it was someone from the store who bought it, one of the employees.”
No matter who it is, they will have a lot of decisions to make, according to Sue Dooley with the Multi-State Lottery Association.
“They will be splitting $448.4-million annuitized and $258,163,064.30 between the three tickets if they all chose the cash.”
That works out to $86,054,354.77 each. Dooley says 38 people in the country hit five of six numbers and each one of those tickets is worth at least a million bucks.
The winning numbers are 5-25-30-58-59 and Powerball 32. The 3rd winning ticket was sold in Minnesota.
It was the 3rd largest jackpot in Powerball history.