Winner of $430 Million Powerball Has Yet To Claim the Prize

By Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.
May 9, 2016 Updated: May 9, 2016

The winning ticket for the $430 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a 7-Eleven in New Jersey, Trenton, on Tuesday, but the winner has yet to come forward and claim their winnings. 

The winner has chosen the lump-sum cash payout option, said Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director, which would amount to $284 million. 

“I hope the winner is watching,” Hedinger said at a news conference, ABC News reports. “Whoever you are, please come forward.”

This Powerball is the largest in New Jersey history, and the sixth largest ever. 

Hedinger said that winners often wait to get advice from family members and professionals. In New Jersey, Powerball winners have one year to claim their prize

Andrea Shin, the owner of the 7-Eleven, was given a $30,000 check. 

“The chances are ridiculous,” she said. “It’s exciting. I’m just happy that it was somebody that’s close.”

The winner numbers, drawn on Saturday, were 25, 66, 44, 5, 26. The Powerball was 9.

Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou
Jonathan Zhou is a tech reporter who has written about drones, artificial intelligence, and space exploration.