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NJ Powerball Jackpot Winner Claims Her Prize



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    A northern New Jersey school board member who held the lone winning ticket for a $211.7 million Powerball jackpot last month has claimed her prize.

    Sandra McNeil of Morristown chose the cash option when she bought her ticket, meaning she will get about $101.6 million before federal and state withholding taxes are taken out.

    Citing privacy concerns, New Jersey lottery officials said McNeil asked that no news conference or check presentation be scheduled. A call to her home Saturday morning went unanswered.

    McNeil, who has been a member of the Morris School District Board of Education for four years, bought her ticket for the March 13 drawing at Gene's Market and Deli on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains, about 20 miles northwest of Newark.