Ridge 7-Eleven sells a second-place Powerball ticket
A ticket sold at a Ridge 7- Eleven just missed a share of a $259.8 million jackpot Wednesday when it matched all five numbers but missed the Powerball, New York Lottery officials said.
One ticket in Tennessee matched the winning numbers -- 14, 18, 25, 33, 49 and the Powerball 23 -- lottery officials posted on the agency's website.
That ticket is worth the complete jackpot, or a lump sum of $153.5 million before taxes, officials said.
The Ridge ticket, a quick pick sold at the 7-Eleven at 1670 Rte. 25, is worth $1 million and is one of four nationwide to match five numbers and miss the Powerball.
Amir Ayub, manager at the store, said Thursday afternoon he has no idea who purchased the $1 million ticket and that no one had yet come into the store claiming to have the ticket.
As for the store selling a $1 million winner, he said: "I'm excited. It's good for business. I'm happy someone won."
The other three $1 million tickets were sold in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.