Woman Who Won Portion Of $448 Million Powerball Comes Forward
(CNN) — A woman in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, came forward as part of a group of 16 that won a piece of the $448 million jackpot from Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing.
Susan Nickel told CNN affiliate WPVI in Philadelphia on Friday that she was part of a group in the Ocean County vehicle maintenance facility in Toms River that pooled their money together to buy a ticket.
“I’m still up in the clouds. I can’t even tell you. I’m so excited. My coworker Elaine came out and shook me and said ‘We did win,'” Nickel said.
The group’s lottery ticket was worth $86 million, but between federal and state taxes and splitting the sum among the group, each contributor will received about $3.5 million, according to WPVI.
There were three winning tickets sold in this mega Powerball drawing. An electrical engineer in Minnesota came forward on Thursday to claim his one-third stake. The other two tickets were sold in New Jersey, one at a Super Stop n Shop in South Brunswick and the other at an Acme Market in Little Egg Harbor, according to Carole Hedinger, the executive director of the New Jersey Lottery.
The holder of the third lottery ticket has yet to come forward.
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