Powerball Winners New Jersey Family Wins $429.6 Million Powerball Jackpot.
A mother and her seven adult children will split the 429.6 million dollar Powerball Jackpot. The Smith Family stepped forward to claim the prize during a news conference at the New Jersey lottery headquarters in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
The sole winning ticket was bought in Trenton last week by Pearlie Smith, 70, who spent six dollars for two tickets.
The jackpot was the ninth-highest U.S. Lottery prize in history, officials said.
The family has decided to take the prize money in a lump sum valued at 284 million dollar.
"WOW," was the way the family's matriarch, Pearlie Smith, described winning the multi-million dollar lottery jackpot.