By Corky Siemaszko / NBC News
May 13, 2016

They just may be the eight luckiest people in New Jersey.

The Smith family — 70-year-old matriarch, Perlie Smith, and her seven children — were identified Friday as the winners of the $429.6 million Powerball jackpot.

Oldest daughter Valerie Arthur, a recently retired prison administrator, said the winning numbers came to them “in a dream.”

“We had divine intervention,” she said. “That’s the only way you can explain how the numbers were chosen. It was through a dream.”

Arthur said it was “big shock” when they found out they won and an even bigger shock when they realized they were the only winners…

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