SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A South Brunswick, N.J. man has claimed the final share of the $448 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery this month.
Mario Scarnici held one of the three winning tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing. Lottery officials said he chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes.
Scarnici bought his winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket.
Lottery officials said Scarnici recently claimed his prize, but further details were not disclosed. A telephone number for Scarnici could not be located Saturday afternoon.
One of the Ocean County winners, Barbara Joe Riivald, is the daughter of the late state Sen. John F. Brown who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lottery.
The third winning ticket was held by a suburban Minneapolis man.
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