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Winning $298 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Someone who bought a lottery ticket in Brooklyn just hit it big.

The New York State Lottery has confirmed a Powerball ticket worth $298.3 million was sold Wednesday night in East New York at the Arnold Service Station on Linden Boulevard.

The winning numbers were 05-25-38-52-67, Powerball: 24.

A lot of customers at Arnold's don't have those numbers, reports CBS2's Scott Rapoport.

"I don't have no story," said Patrick Bartley. "I'm still broke."

"I hope he's my friend," said Lee Price.

The manager at the gas station says he yet to learn the winner's identity.

"I think it's amazing," said customer Margaret Beary. "I think that means anyone can go out there and get a shot to do it."

The last big Powerball winner in New York was Robert Bailey, 67, a retired federal employee, who got his ticket at the West Harlem Deli on Fifth Avenue not long before the Oct. 27 drawing worth a little more than $125 million after taxes.

That drawing was part of a $687 million jackpot split with 51-year-old Lerynne West of Iowa.


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