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$221M Powerball winner is a New Jersey school bus driver, says clerk

A New Jersey convenience store clerk said he sold the $221 million ticket that won Monday’s Powerball to a school bus driver who’s a regular customer at his Preet Food Mart in Lindenwold.

Store clerk Harish Patel told NJ.com the ticket was purchased around 10:30 p.m., just before the drawing that produced white balls bearing the numbers 3, 10, 33, 58, 59 and red Powerball 9.

Lottery officials planned to present a check to Preet Food Market, which will receive $30,000 for selling the winning ticket.

Powerball winners have a right to remain anonymous in the Garden State. Monday’s winner —whose name remains unknown — will clear about $71 million after taxes should they opt for a lump sum. Patel said the customer he believes to be the winner usually drops $60 on tickets per visit.

On March 26, the New Jersey Lottery sold a $1.13 billion Mega Millions ticket — the first jackpot of 2024 — to a winner who still hasn’t claimed their prize, according to lottery officials.

A Michigan couple and an attorney who together won an $842.4 million Powerball lottery jackpot with a ticket they bought on New Year’s Day finally collected their windfall Tuesday. The trio, which calls itself The Breakfast Club, chose to remain otherwise anonymous.


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