Ten people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had enough matching numbers in Wednesday night’s record-breaking $1.58 billion Powerball lottery drawing to win a $1 million apiece.
Five second prize tickets were sold in New York and two more were sold in New Jersey. Three more $1 million-winning tickets were sold in Connecticut.
To win $1 million, ticket holders had to match five numbers, excluding the Powerball number.
The numbers drawn for Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot were 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and Powerball of 10.
Three of the New York winners were in Queens. The other winners were in Rockland and Nassau counties, respectively.
In New York, the winning tickets were sold at:
- Good Lucky Charm Gift Shop, Inc. at 6050 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood, Queens
- PKG Enterprises, Inc. at 118-17 Liberty Ave. in South Richmond Hill, Queens
- Plaza South Convenience & Grocery at 25-08A Queens Plaza South in Long Island City, Queens
- Stony Point Mini Mart at 104 W. Main St. in Stony Point, New York
- 7-Eleven at 25 Stewart Ave. in Bethpage, New York
In New Jersey, the winning tickets were sold at:
- 7-Eleven at 171 Buckelew Ave. in Jamesburg, Middlesex County
- WAWA at 76 Springside Rd. in Westhampton, Burlington County
The exact locations of the winning Connecticut tickets wasn't immediately available, but lottery officials in that state say they were sold in Hartford, New London and Fairfield counties.
When someone matches all the winning numbers, the jackpot is paid in annual payments over 29 years.
The winner can also opt for a lump-sum payment of $930 million. Winners have to pay 39.6 percent of the prize in federal income taxes, in addition to any state taxes.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.