MERCER COUNTY, New Jersey - The sole winning ticket worth an estimated $429.6 million in last night's POWERBALL drawing was sold in Mercer County, New Jersey. The May 7, 2016 jackpot became the seventh largest in U.S. history after it rolled over eighteen times since March 2.
"Winning the Powerball jackpot is a life-changing event. Congratulations to the ticketholder(s) and to the retailer who sold it,” said Carole Hedinger, New Jersey Lottery executive director. “The winner and the retailer that sold this $429.6 million winning ticket will be added to the national Lottery historical record. We expect that the winner or winners will take their time before claiming the prize and consult with the appropriate professionals that can assist them in navigating these unchartered waters. Certainly though, we will be anxiously awaiting the phone call.”
The retail location will not be disclosed until the appropriate security procedures are completed, the New Jersey Lottery announced. It is anticipated that the name of the retail location will be disclosed by Monday, May 9th.
POWERBALL Winning Numbers
The winning POWERBALL numbers for Saturday, May 7, 2016 are:
05-25-26-44-66 PB: 09 PowerPlay: 02
In addition to the New Jersey jackpot winner, there were no power play winners who matched 5 of 5 numbers for $2 million. Winners in California, Illinois, Virginia and New York matched 5 of 5 numbers for $1 million.
The odds of winning the POWERBALL jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.
All POWERBALL prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all POWERBALL states. The jackpot will be paid in 30 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next POWERBALL drawing.