The lucky winner from New Jersey has purchased the ticket at a popular convenience store. An estimated jackpot prize of $430M and considered to be the top 9th among the highest lottery winnings in the US is yet to be in the hands of an unidentified winner. The winning combination consists of Powerball number 9 along with 5/ 25 / 26/ 44/66 lucky numbers.
Behind the scenes
After the draw was held on Saturday, the lotto machine’s location was immediately identified from the system. TV Reporters came to the 7 –Eleven Store outlet in Trenton, New Jersey the following day. But reporters only ended up interviewing the store crew who also couldn’t remember any faces from each customer purchasing the Powerball. The exact amount of winning is actually $429.6M. At the time of the selling though, the jackpot prize is only somewhere around $284M. A lot of things could develop in this lottery in a matter of days or overnight especially if the jackpot is already big.
Wherever it is convenient
This isn’t the first time that a ticket is bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store. One of the lucky winners from January’s 1 billion dollar jackpot prize also bought his ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Chino Hills, California. The chances of winning a Powerball jackpot is said to be 1 out of 292+ million. Powerball is played in the US, which includes the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Washington DC and other 44 States.
To wait in vain
As we eagerly wait for the person to step forward (hopefully in the next few days), California representatives for Powerball Lottery are about to lose hope. Apparently, the 3rd winner from last January’s record-breaking $1.6B jackpot prize is still not showing up at their office. The two other winners from Tennessee and Florida only took a few days to get their share of winnings.
All or nothing
It’s not unusual for jackpot winners to wait a few days or weeks before claiming their shares. Most of the time, these people are in the process of consulting their financial lawyers to ask for advice. However, 4 months is quite a long time to wait to claim your prize. There’s also a possible chance that the winner doesn’t know anything about it (yet). In case a year has passed and no winner steps forward, then the money goes to schools. At least that’s how it goes in California.