Retirement just got a lot easier for one of New York’s bravest who was a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001.
Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday.
Because of strong sales, lottery officials Tuesday raised the estimated jackpot from $450 million to $485 million.
The next drawing will be Wednesday after no one matched Saturday’s winning numbers.
There was no winner in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, so the jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $360 million, according to New York lottery officials.
Some people were just looking for a place to live in Upper Manhattan, but they ended up falling victim to a scam.
The winner, a retired educator from Sullivan County, is the sole winner of the Nov. 4 jackpot and is the biggest jackpot winner in state’s history.
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.