Three powerball winners to split $448M jackpot: Minnesota winner steps forward

Posted By KATE STANTON,   |   Aug. 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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Three people will split the third largest Powerball jackpot in the nation's history -- two from New Jersey and one from Minnesota -- the company announced Thursday.

The three winners bought tickets with the numbers 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32. They will split a $448 million jackpot, which ballooned throughout the week after the weekend's $400 prize failed to turn up any winning tickets.

Though New Jersey's two winners have yet to step forward, one lucky Midwestern father said he has a lot of plans for his prize money.

Paul White, a 45-year-old project engineer from outside Minneapolis, stepped forward as the holder of Minnesota's winning ticket on Thursday afternoon.

White will receive $86 million before taxes, because he chose Powerball's instant-cash option.

“I think a lot of good things are going to come out of this, for not only my family and friends but for random people," White told reporters. "I don’t want to work for anybody else for the rest of my life for a paycheck."

Powerball's two other winners will have a year to collect their earnings, either as a lump sum of $86 million before taxes or in annuity payments worth $149.4 million over 30 years.

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