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

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The Garden State produced a lot of green Saturday.

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

The ticket with the winning numbers 05-25-26-44-66 with the Powerball number was 09 was sold in Mercer County, New Jersey Lottery said. The name of the location where it was sold won't likely be disclosed until Monday.

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 said.

The jackpot Saturday had climbed to nearly $430 million, making the prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. Three tickets won in that $1.6 billion drawing.

Seventeen consecutive drawings produced no winner before Saturday's $429 drawing, causing the jackpot roll over again and again. Mercer County is southwest of New York City, and includes Trenton.

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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