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A ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in the Saturday evening's Powerball drawing, whose jackpot was worth $429.6 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association announced.

A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on Jan. 13, 2016, in San Lorenzo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A customer holds a handful of Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors on Jan. 13, 2016, in San Lorenzo. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More than $25.7 million was won by 3,011,353 additional players, the association said. Among them was the person who bought a ticket in San Jose, worth $1.3 million, that matched five of the six numbers, California Lottery officials said.

The winning numbers were: 5, 25, 26, 44, 66 and Powerball 9.

The jackpot was one of the largest prizes ever in U.S. lottery history. It was subsequently reset to $40 million.

Before the drawing, the grand prize had increased by more than $50 million after no tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday's game to win the $361.5 million jackpot, according to the Lottery Association's website.

It was among the top 10 lottery prizes of all time, a news release from the California Lottery stated. According to CNN, the amount made it the eighth-biggest jackpot ever in the U.S.

The record for a lottery jackpot was set back in January, when it ballooned to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Players had an approximately 1 in 292,201,338 shot of matching all five numbers plus the Powerball in order to win the top prize, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

The odds of winning $1,000,000 -- which entails matching five numbers, minus the Powerball -- was roughly 1 in 11,688,053.

Tickets can be purchased at participating lotto retailers for $2 apiece. Drawings are held at 7:59 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday.