- - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Powerball officials drew numbers Wednesday, four days after someone in New Jersey won the lottery game’s biggest prize since the world-record $1.6 billion drawing in January.

The winning numbers were 69-32-52-66-20 with the red Powerball being 23.

The multi-state lottery now resets because Saturday’s drawing produced a $429.6 million winner. The multi-state lottery gane had cycled after having gone through more than nine weeks of twice-weekly drawings without a a winner. According to New Jersey lottery officials, the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in a residential neighborhood in Trenton, but nobody has come forward with the ticket.

This Wednesday’s drawing was worth $40 million, which, if taken as a lump sum, as most recent big lottery winners have chosen to do, would be worth $26.5 million. Federal taxes would quickly take almost 40 percent of that amount and state taxes a possibility on top of that.

The $2 Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, along with the District of Columbia and some U.S. territories.



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