- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the winning ticket sold in New Jersey in the $429 million Powerball drawing (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A worker at the New Jersey convenience store that sold a Powerball ticket worth $429.6 million says he and his colleagues are “amazed” that it happened.

Marcelo Chilel says when he heard the ticket was sold in Mercer County, he thought it would be great if it was sold at the 7-Eleven store where he works in Trenton. When he found out that was the case, he says he felt very happy for the customer.

Chilel says several store patrons asked him Sunday if he knows who bought the ticket, and several television news crews were at the store asking the same question. But he says he has no idea who bought it or when it was sold.

The ticket holder has not yet come forward.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number is 9.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

4 p.m.

Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the state’s capital city.

A New Jersey Lottery executive says the ticket was purchased as a cash ticket and is valued at $284 million. It was bought at a 7-Eleven store on Chambers Street in Trenton.

The ticket holder has not yet come forward.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number is 9.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

11 a.m.

Lottery players in New Jersey who don’t hold the winning Powerball ticket say they wish the big winner well.

Sipping coffee in a convenience store parking lot in Jackson Township on Sunday morning, John Warren joked that he had all the winning numbers that were drawn in Saturday night’s drawing.

Unfortunately, he didn’t have more than two of them on any one of the $40 worth of tickets he had bought. But he won $2 - enough to pay for his coffee.

A store clerk said many people were asking if he knew where the winning ticket was sold or if anyone had claimed the prize.

Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed. They anticipate the location will be revealed by Monday.

7:30 a.m.

Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket that matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million was sold in Mercer County.

Officials said early Sunday the location will not be disclosed until certain security procedures are completed, and it’s anticipated that the location will be revealed by Monday.

In a statement, New Jersey Lottery executive director Carole Hedinger calls winning the sixth-largest jackpot in Powerball history “a life-changing event.”

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number is 9.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million, making the prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

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12:30 a.m.

One ticket sold in New Jersey has matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $429.6 million.

Powerball officials said early Sunday the location of where the ticket was sold was not immediately known.

The winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number is 9.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million, making the prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

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This story has been corrected to show that the jackpot is the sixth-largest, not seventh-largest in Powerball jackpot history.

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