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$448M Powerball jackpot

NJ workers have ticket for $448m Powerball

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Sixteen workers from a county garage in Toms River have one of the three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball jackpot.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department Director Jim Pine and Freeholder Jack Kelly say the employees have the ticket sold at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor.

Pine says they're a group of "wonderful, hardworking people," who showed up for work on Thursday.

The holder of the third ticket, also from New Jersey, hasn't come forward yet. That ticket was sold at Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick.

Paul White, a 45-year-old project engineer from Ham Lake, Minn., claimed his third of the jackpot Thursday. He's taking a lump sum, which will amount to $58.3 million after taxes.

The fourth largest jackpot in lottery history was up for grabs Wednesday night.

Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said late Wednesday night that three tickets matched the winning numbers and will split the lottery's latest massive jackpot.

The winning numbers for Wednesday, August 7, 2013, are: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and the Powerball 32.

A third ticket was sold in Anoka County, Minnesota which includes the city of Anoka and other suburbs north of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Lottery spokeswoman Debbie Hoffmann said. The exact location wasn't revealed.

Wednesday night's drawing was the result of no weekend winner when the jackpot stood at roughly $400 million.

The midweek jackpot remained below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman. It is the third-largest Powerball jackpot ever.

The changes Powerball organizers made to the game last year are coming to roost in the billowing jackpots, with Wednesday's pushing into record territory less than three months after Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills, Fla., claimed the biggest Powerball prize ever.

Powerball tickets doubled in price to $2 in January 2012 as part of a plan to help jackpots grow bigger, faster. And when the jackpots reach astronomical levels, ticket sales take off, with jackpots following close behind.

No matter how many people play the game, the odds of matching all six numbers remains 1 in 175.2 million.

Half of the $2 cost of a Powerball ticket goes toward the prizes, the rest to the state lottery organization.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Each state that participates in the game decides how to use the money. Some states earmark the money for a specific purpose, such as education, while others use it in their general funds.

With the Associated Press.

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