One Winning Ticket Sold in $570 Million Powerball Jackpot
One Powerball ticket purchased in New Hampshire matched all six numbers for Saturday’s estimated $570 million jackpot drawing, the fifth largest grand prize in the game’s 15-year history, lottery officials said.
The winning numbers drawn were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.
The identity of the winner or winners was not immediately released.
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If the winner selects the lump-sum option, the onetime payout would total an estimated $358 million, before taxes.
The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers in the Powerball are 292 million to 1, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.
Saturday’s winning Powerball ticket is the second large lottery grand prize drawn in as many days.
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On Friday, one winning Mega Millions ticket, worth an estimated $450 million, was sold in Florida. That lump-sum payout is $281.
With no jackpot winning tickets sold in either game since October, combined the two lottery grand prizes topped $1 billion, the third-largest total in the history of the games.
The largest Powerball jackpot was a $1.6-billion payout split among winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. The largest Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was won in 2012.
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
By Keith Coffman