New Jersey Sandy victims are Powerball winners

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP)

Six people afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, as well as the daughter of a legislator who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lottery, are among the 16 county garage workers who won a third of the recent $448 million Powerball national jackpot.

The group appeared at a news conference Tuesday in New Jersey. Most say they’ll keep working.

But one, William Seeley, says he might retire to a log cabin on a large tract of land, to watch NASCAR races on TV.

Another, Barbara Jo Riivald, had forgotten her recently deceased father, state Sen. John Brown, wrote the law creating New Jersey’s lottery.

A suburban Minneapolis man claimed one of the Powerball prizes last week. The holder of the third winning ticket, sold in South Brunswick, N.J., has not yet come forward.

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