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1 Jackpot-Winning Ticket Sold in $429 Million Powerball Drawing

by Phil Helsel /  / Updated 
A Powerball form and purchased ticket are on the counter at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.AP

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The Garden State produced a lot of green over the weekend.

There was only one jackpot-winning ticket in Saturday’s $429 million Powerball drawing, and it was sold in New Jersey, lottery officials said.

The ticket with the winning numbers 05-25-26-44-66 and with Powerball number 09 was bought at a 7-Eleven in Trenton, Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday.

The jackpot is the 7th-largest in Powerball history, New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger said in a statement.

“Winning the Powerball jackpot is a life-changing event. Congratulations to the ticketholder(s) and to the retailer who sold it,” Hedinger added.

Related:Fla. Winners in Historic $1.58B Powerball Drawing Revealed

Saturday's jackpot was the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January.

Seventeen consecutive drawings had produced no winner until the weekend.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million. The Powerball jackpot will reset to $40 million for Wednesday’s drawing.

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