New Yorker wins $245 MILLION in Powerball jackpot  

One lucky person in Staten Island, New York has just become $245million richer. 

A single ticket sold at a supermarket in the city won the Powerball jackpot on Saturday. 

The winning numbers were 5, 43, 56, 62, 68, with the Powerball 24 and the PowerPlay 2x. 

Lottery officials said the winning numbers were from a Quick Pick ticket, meaning they were randomly generated by a computer at the Stop & Shop store. 

Manager Larry DiAntonio was shocked his store was responsible for the lucky ticket. 

‘It’s exciting, feels good the store sold the winning ticket,’ he told CBS New York. 

‘Hopefully it’s someone on Staten Island. I live on Staten Island, hopefully it’s someone I know.’ 

New York law requires lottery winners to come forward to claim their money.    

One person in Florida won a secondary prize of $2million, while another person won a $1million prize in Georgia. 

It was the first time Powerball’s jackpot has been hit in more than seven weeks. 

The lucky Staten Island winner will receive a payment of $147million before taxes. 

Next Wednesday’s lottery win will reset to $40million. 

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