Final NJ winner of $448 million Powerball jackpot comes forward

A man stands outside the Stop & Shop in South Brunswick, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, where one of the three winning Powerball tickets was sold. The jackpot is $448 million, the third largest ever. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
August 24, 2013 2:38:57 PM PDT
Lottery officials say a New Jersey man has claimed the final share of this month's $448 million Powerball jackpot.

Mario Scarnici held one of the three winning tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing.

Lottery officials say the South Brunswick man 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.

Another winning ticket for the drawing was held by a group of 16 Ocean County vehicle maintenance employees, while the third was held by a suburban Minneapolis man.


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