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Powerball ticket sold in New York City wins $245 million jackpot

Powerball ticket sold in New York City wins $245 million jackpot. The sole winning ticket for Saturday night’s $245.6 million Powerball jackpot drawing was purchased at a Stop & Shop on Staten Island.

Powerball ticket sold in New York City

Lottery officials say the lucky numbers were from a Quick Pick ticket, meaning they were randomly generated by a computer at the store.

If you bought a ticket at the Stop & Shop at 2754 Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp, make sure to grab it to check and see if you’re the big winner.

The Powerball winning numbers from Saturday’s drawing are 05 43 56 62 68, powerball 24, powerplay x2.

Powerball Winning Numbers 08/11/2018 with single ticket wins $245 million Jackpot

Powerball Winning Numbers 08/11/2018 with single ticket wins $245 million Jackpot

The manager at the supermarket couldn’t believe the golden ticket was sold at his store.

“No one notified me before I came in so I was like… what’s going on here? Now it’s exciting, feels good the store sold the winning ticket,” said manager Larry DiAntonio. “Hopefully it’s someone on Staten Island. I live on Staten Island, hopefully it’s someone I know.”

Larry DiAntonio Store Maneger Stop and Shop sold Powerball ticket wins $24 million jackpot

Larry DiAntonio Store Maneger Stop and Shop sold Powerball ticket wins $24 million jackpot

Local residents were equally intrigued by the idea of someone they possibly know winning a massive lottery.

“Nah, I cant believe it,” New Dorp’s fred Demant told CBS2’s Clark Fouraker. “I’m in shock. He just told me, ya know.”

“There’s a store over there people usually go to. I’ve played over there, I’ve played here. That’s great. I’m happy for them. I’m next!” Bob Brown added.

Powerball ticket sold in New York City wins $24 million jackpot

Powerball ticket sold in New York City wins $24 million jackpot

Montana Herrera works the lottery desk at the Stop & Shop. She said it was busier than usual Sunday morning.

“Most of the people that come here are regulars, so everyone is like ‘who won? Do you know who won?’” Herrera said. “We’ll see more in the afternoon, I think, when people start to wake up and check the news.”

Stop and Shop sold in Powerball ticket wins $24 million jackpot

Stop and Shop sold in Powerball ticket wins $24 million jackpot

If the winner chooses to take the lump sum option, they’ll be walking away with an estimated $147,844,558.62 after a 25 percent federal tax is applied in addition to state and city taxes. New York State does require the winner to come forward to claim their money, but some lawyers say winners can place their money in a trust which can be represented by an attorney. That way, the real winner can stay private.

Lottery players CBS2’s Fouraker spoke with had differing opinions on how they’d spend the money.

“Pay off my house – Pay off my college debt – Pay off my kids’ college debt and then travel,” resident Linda Bond said.

A ticket winning a second prize of $1 million was also sold in Georgia.

Previous jackpot wins in 2018

This was the sixth time the Powerball jackpot has been won this year. Previous Powerball Jackpot wins in 2018 include:

January 6, 2018 – New Hampshire, $559.7 million

March 17, 2018 – Pennsylvania, $456.7 million

March 24, 2018 – Louisiana, $55.9 million

May 19, 2018 – New Jersey, $315.3 million

June 20, 2018 – Oregon, $150.4 million

Two other tickets, sold in Georgia and Florida, matched all five white balls in the August 11 drawing. The ticket sold in Georgia won the Match 5 prize of $1 million. The ticket sold in Florida doubled the Match 5 prize to win $2 million, because it included the Power Play® feature for an extra dollar. View more Powerball Results check to become the winner jackpot.

The Powerball jackpot resets to $40 million for the Wednesday, Aug. 15 drawing. The 10X multiplier will be in play as part of the Power Play feature since the advertised annuitized jackpot is under $150 million.

Powerball ticket sold in New York City wins $245 million jackpot. If you bought a ticket at the Stop & Shop at 2754 Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp, make sure to grab it to check and see if you’re the big winner.

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