Pedro Quezada appeared at New Jersey Lottery headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
Late Monday afternoon 44-year-old Pedro Quezada walked into the Eagles Liquor in Passaic, N.J., and checked to see if he had the sole winning ticket for Saturday’s $338.3 million Powerball drawing.
The New Jersey Lottery said Sunday that details about the winning ticket would be released Monday, declining to reveal where it had been purchased and whether anyone had immediately come forward. It was the sixth largest jackpot in history.
Neil Watson with the Nebraska Lottery says the current estimated jackpot of $320 million seems to be holding strong. The lump-sum cash option is $198.3 million.
Huge tickets sales nationwide boosted the top prize from $425 million to $500 million for Wednesday’s drawing.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing has soared to $325 million, and some Superstorm Sandy victims in Staten Island are hoping to turn their luck around.
The countdown is on for a shot to win the biggest jackpot in lottery history.
The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday and would be the fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. history.
The jackpot is the eighth largest since the Mega Millions drawing began in 2005.
A jury in New Jersey on Wednesday found a man had cheated five co-workers out of their share of a $38.5 million lottery jackpot.
Six co-workers pooled their resources on a Mega-Millions lottery ticket, when one of them claimed a huge jackpot, the others got mad and lawyered up.
Tonight’s jackpot is the largest prize since the multi-state lottery raised the cost of a ticket to $2.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed, won the amount early Sunday as part of the “Three Card Poker 6 Card” bonus jackpot while playing at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.
Mega Millions fever is getting even hotter across the Tri-State Area as the jackpot swells to the sixth-highest in the drawing’s history.
Lottery officials confirmed that two winning tickets were sold, one each in Idaho and Washington State.