(CNN) - The people of Passaic, New Jersey are wondering who among them is the winner of the latest Powerball lottery.
Officials know it was bought at a liquor store in that town but no one has come forward yet. CNN's Pamela Brown has more on the buzz surrounding the 338 million dollar prize.
"Now for tonight's winning Powerball number; remember match this number and of course you are always a winner. Tonight it is...31"
There is one winner of the 338 million dollar Powerball jackpot but who that is remains a mystery. "Everyone is saying is it you? Or is it you? Are you sure it isn't you? So it's almost like a cat and mouse game, everyone's coming together smiling trying to figure out who it is. "
Whoever it is bought the winning ticket here at Eagle Liquors in Passaic, NJ.
Pedro Quezada caused a frenzy at the store where the winning ticket was sold. The father of five who lives in the largely Latino community of Passaic, claims he hit the jackpot but he did not have the ticket with him to prove it. As the media mob followed Quezada, he ran off.
"We've sold a lot of tickets." Eagle Liquors owner Sunil Sethi has sold winning tickets before but never a jackpot as big as this. "This was the biggest of ever. Like a dream ticket, you want to sell it as a store owner and we did that."
With no Powerball winner in more than a month the jackpot grew to the fourth largest in history leading up to Saturday night's drawing. When the multi million-dollar winner does step forward, it will be into a bright spotlight.
"There is no anonymity for any winner in New Jersey at this time. Winner information is public information." Winning the lottery however doesn't always mean a grand future.
Last year in Illinois, after winning a scratch off game, Urooj Khan was found dead, killed by cyanide poisoning according to authorities.
"It's like being shot out of a canon. One lottery winner told me it's like being shot out of a canon from a quiet little suburban town to the middle of Times Square and not being able to go home again."
A spokeswoman for the New Jersey lottery says officials are aware of Quesata, but as of now he has not come forward to claim the prize
This lottery jackpot is the fourth largest Powerball jackpot on record.