Beckford, a retired taxi driver from the Bronx has hearing problems and cataracts, but what he doesn’t have is a care in the world now that he is the newest jackpot winner.
There’s one family in New Jersey that probably won’t be squabbling over money anytime soon.
Lottery officials said Wednesday that the tickets were sold in Florida and Maryland.
Tuesday’s jackpot is now the third largest in jackpot in the multistate lottery game’s history. It will also be the sixth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The latest jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won on Jan. 3, lottery officials said.
Emma Duvoll, 75, said her son bought Chinese food in Manhattan and when they got home “we opened the cookie and the numbers looked attractive so we played them.”
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.
Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has rolled over 15 times since December and will be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time.
New York Lottery officials are trying to track down the owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket purchased on Long Island in July.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday.
California Lottery officials say a ticket sold in San Jose matches all six numbers. It was unclear Tuesday night if there were any other winning tickets.
Lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections, one of the primary factors pushing the jackpot higher.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing only a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.
All New Jersey Lottery tickets expire one year from the date of the drawing.
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