New Jersey Powerball Winners Not Yet Identified: ‘We’re Waiting’ to Give $86 Million Away

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 8, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The two Powerball jackpot winners in New Jersey haven’t yet come forward, and a lottery official said they have one year to come forward.

“We’re waiting to give [it] away,” said Carole Hedinger, executive director of the New Jersey Lottery, at the Super Stop n Shop where one of the winning tickets was sold.

The other winning ticket sold in New Jersey was at an Acme story in Little Egg Harbor.

The winners each get $86 million before taxes or $64 million after taxes, said Hedinger. If taken through annual payments, the winnings would be around $150 million overall.

The third jackpot winner, of Minnesota, came forward earlier in the day to claim his winnings.  

The Super Stop n Shop in South Brunswick received $30,000 for selling the winning ticket.

A store official said that they would be giving back some of the money to the community through a donation.

Hedinger said that the two winning tickets sold in the state prove people should buy tickets there.

“I think it’s a good time for everybody to come to New Jersey and buy a lottery ticket,” she said.

A winner can go to any lottery retailer to claim their winnings with a winning ticket. 

The winning numbers were: 58-5-25-59-30 and powerball 32.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.