A $336 million PowerBall jackpot remains unclaimed by a mystery individual who bought their ticket in Rhode Island. State lottery officials have revealed that the single ticket was purchased at a Stop and Shop in Newport.
When/If the winner of the sixth largest jackpot in U.S. history does stake his/her claim, they’ll be given two options: take the jackpot in a lump sum (with taxes of $210 million), or opt for annuity payments for the next 30 years.
The Stop and Shop retailer that sold the ticket won’t be getting a cut of the winnings, as is sometimes the case – instead, the store decided to take an 8 cent cut of each ticket sold in its outlets. Ouch. The state of Rhode Island will do well from the win, however – it is set to receive $12 million in taxes from the jackpot; assuming the winner shows, of course.
If you recently bought a PowerBall ticket in the Rhode Island area, it might be worth checking behind sofa cushions, in kitchen drawers and the dog’s kennel if you haven’t already looked over your ticket. The winning numbers were 1-10-37-52-57, PowerBall 11.