TRENTON, N.J. – The Latest on the winning ticket sold in New Jersey in the $429 million Powerball drawing (all times local):
New Jersey lottery officials say the person who bought the lone winning ticket for the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot purchased just one ticket for the drawing.
The lottery's executive director, Carole Hedinger, said Monday that the ticket was purchased at 5:20 p.m. last Tuesday at a 7-Eleven store in Trenton. The customer spent $2 for single, manual plays for the drawings held last Wednesday and Saturday, and spent an extra $1 on each ticket to get the "Power Play" option that multiplies the winnings.
The person who holds the ticket has not come forward. Hedinger recommended that the person sign the back of the ticket and bring it to the lottery headquarters in Trenton, where officials can hold the ticket and start the validation process.
The owner of the store where the ticket was sold received a $30,000 bonus.
The sole winner of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward to claim the prize.
Only one ticket matched all six Powerball numbers in Saturday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 5-25-26-44-66 and the Powerball number was 9.
Lottery officials in New Jersey say the winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Trenton. It was purchased as a cash ticket and is valued at $284 million.
The jackpot is the sixth-largest in Powerball jackpot history.
Luis Sandoval sold the winning ticket. He tells NJ.com that when his co-workers told him the news he was "blown away."
Lottery officials plan to hold a press conference at the 7-Eleven on Monday morning to discuss the details of the winning ticket.