Powerball: Rhode Island Vendor of Winning $336 Million Ticket Announced

VIDEO: Winner of $336 million lottery has not yet come forward.
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Lottery officials announced this morning that the winning Powerball ticket worth $336.4 million was sold at a Stop & Shop in the tony enclave of Newport, R.I., though the winner has not yet come forward.

The supermarket is located at 250 Bellevue Ave. in Newport, lottery officials said during a press conference today.

Over the weekend, it was announced that the winner of the Saturday night drawing was from Rhode Island, but the location of the ticket sale had not yet been disclosed.

If the winner chooses the cash option, the lump sum payment will be a record $210 million, the highest cash jackpot ever for the Powerball game.

The winner made a $9 wager and has one year to claim the ticket before it expires, a spokeswoman for the lottery said.

The winning jackpot numbers drawn Saturday were 1-10-37-52-57, with a Powerball of 11.

Eleven players across the country won $1 million each for matching the five numbers and not the Powerball number. Twenty players won $40,000, 108 players won $10,000.

Due to increasing sales atter ticket prices doubled to $2, the Powerball grand prize more than doubled from $173.5 million on Feb. 1, the AP reports.

This was the third-largest jackpot in the history of the game. The largest Powerball ever was $365 million won in Nebraska in 2006. The second largest was $340 million won in Oregon in 2005.

The top prize for this week's drawing is down to $40 million.

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