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South Brunswick, N.J. Man Comes Forward As Last Powerball Winner

Mario Scarnici Will Get About $62 Million After Taxes
Winning Powerball ticket counter South Brunswick Super Stop n Shop (Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Winning Powerball ticket counter South Brunswick Super Stop n Shop (Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A South Brunswick, N.J. man has claimed the final share of the $448 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery this month.

Mario Scarnici held one of the three winning tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing. Lottery officials said he chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes.

Scarnici bought his winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket.

Lottery officials said Scarnici recently claimed his prize, but further details were not disclosed. A telephone number for Scarnici could not be located Saturday afternoon.

Another winning ticket for the drawing was held by a group of 16 Ocean County vehicle maintenance employees who have called themselves “Oceans 16.” After taxes, each of them will get $3.8 million.

One of the Ocean County winners, Barbara Joe Riivald, is the daughter of the late state Sen. John F. Brown who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lottery.

The third winning ticket was held by a suburban Minneapolis man.

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