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Urban News Staff Reports
Someone in the Garden State is about to get major payday as state lottery officials say Wednesday night’s Powerball winning ticket worth $190 million was sold in New Jersey.
The winning numbers are 02-37-39-48-54, Powerball: 5, Power Play: 3
. Officials say the ticket was sold in Middlesex County at Buy-Rite Liquor, 1353 Stelton Road in Piscataway. The store is receives a $30,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
“Congratulations to the winner of this multi-million-dollar jackpot! We encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket, make a copy of both sides and put it in a safe place. We recommend contacting a financial advisor and an attorney before reaching out to Lottery officials at 1-800-222-0996 to arrange to file a claim for this jackpot prize,” New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James Carey said.
In addition, there was one New Jersey Lottery ticket sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. That ticket was purchased at Barnegat Quick Stop in Ocean County.
Reports indicate that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lottery ticket sales have gone down.
The winner of the jackpot can stay anonymous is accordance with a new law passed in New Jersey January. The holder of the winning ticket has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.