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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Developing News
N.J. Jackpot Hits $262 Million;
Big Powerball Winners Collect
No one won last night's Mega Millions jackpot, so Friday's drawing will be worth $262 million. Five New Jerseyans were among the 26 second-place finishers, who had 5 numbers but not the Mega Ball. Usually that prize is $250,000. The winning numbers: 8, 16, 21, 25 and 27 , with a Mega Ball of 16. Tickets are sold in 12 states, including New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

Also yesterday, two Oregon couples claimed the second-biggest jackpot in U.S. history, a $340 million Powerball prize. Good thing Carolyn West didn't listen to her husband, Steve, who told her not to bother buying tickets, because they never win. She bought $40 worth, including the winner. Her parents are sharing the loot, taken as $110 million cash after taxes. When his mother-in-law called to say they'd won, Steve was still the doubter. "My husband is a big joker and my son-in-law thought he had somehow dummied up a ticket," said Frances Chaney, whose husband, Bob, already has the yellow Hummer he wanted.


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