A Staten Island plumber is now a multi-millionaire thanks to a winning Powerball ticket.
Lottery officials announced Monday that they confirmed the ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 15 Page Ave. in Richmond Valley.
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.
It is the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history and the third largest Powerball, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.
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.
Tickets can be purchased in 44 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
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.
The second-place Powerball ticket was purchased at a Quick Mart store in Nanuet in Rockland County for a drawing that took place on Dec. 11, 2013.
The ticket for the Sept. 18, 2013 drawing was bought at the Convenience Express store on River Road. The winning numbers were 7, 10, 22, 32 and 35 and the Red Powerball Number was 19.
Erick Onyango and Salvatore Cambria, both of Suffern, N.Y., claim they had a million-dollar lottery ticket in their hands, but they threw it away.
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.