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.
The owner of a winning $1 million Powerball ticket has until Sunday to come forward and claim the prize.
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.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rocco’s Bakery and Deli in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. The deli will get $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Pedro Quezada ended up walking away with more than $150 million when he was the sole winner of the multi-state lottery in March.
All New Jersey Lottery tickets expire one year from the date of the drawing.
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Lottery officials said early Thursday that the ticket was sold at the Murphy USA station in Lexington . The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were 7-10-22-32-35 with the Powerball of 19.
Tri-State residents with big dreams are eagerly awaiting Wednesday night’s $400 million Powerball drawing.
If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait.
The Powerball jackpot is expected to swell to an estimated $400 million after no ticket matched all of Saturday’s winning numbers.