New Jersey woman claims $212 million Powerball jackpot

  • Sat Apr 17th, 2010 10:23pm
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Associated press

TRENTON, N.J. — A northern New Jersey school board member who held the lone winning ticket for a $211.7 million Powerball jackpot last month has claimed her prize.

Sandra McNeil of Morristown chose a lump-sum award when she bought her ticket, meaning she will get about $101.6 million before taxes are taken out.

Citing privacy concerns, New Jersey lottery officials said McNeil asked that no news conference or check presentation be scheduled.

McNeil’s lawyer said she has taken a leave of absence from her job, which wasn’t disclosed.

McNeil has been a Morris School District Board of Education member for four years. She bought her ticket for the March 13 drawing at a deli in Morris Plains.