Minnesota Man -- One of Three Powerball Winners -- Comes Forward To Claim Share Of Massive Prize

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM EDT

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Minnesota Man -- One of Three Powerball Winners -- Comes Forward To Claim Share Of Massive Prize

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM EDT

One of the three winners from last night's giant $400-plus million Powerball jackpot has come forward.

The man, who is from Ham Lake, Minn., stepped forward to claim his share of the prize on Thursday, according to a news release issued by the Minnesota lottery.

According to the news release from the Minnesota Lottery:

Paul White said he’s imagined winning the Powerball jackpot “so many times in my head.” His dream became reality when the second set of numbers on his five-line quick-pick ticket matched the numbers drawn last night to win a share of the $448.4 million jackpot. Two tickets sold in New Jersey also won the jackpot.

White, a project engineer at Elliott Contracting in Minneapolis, said that he learned he won the jackpot this morning after his significant other called him at work and told him there was a jackpot winner in Minnesota. White knew he had two tickets with the Powerball of 32. He checked the ticket and discovered the remaining numbers on one of those lines matched the numbers 5-25-0-58-29 and he was the winner of the $149.4 million jackpot. He selected the $86 million cash option and said some of his winnings will help his family.