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Profitable $338M Powerball jackpot ticket offered in N.J.



A jackpot dream has come true for the fortunate proprietor of a Powerball ticket price $338.three million, Powerball officers introduced.

A single profitable ticket offered in New Jersey holds the profitable numbers from Saturday night time’s drawing: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31. It is the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball historical past.

Lottery officers in New Jersey declined to disclose any particulars concerning the profitable ticket, together with the place it was bought, till Monday. A lump sum payout can be $221 million.

A ticket offered in Iowa matched 5 numbers, good for $2 million. Spreading the wealth even additional, 13 tickets price a cool $1 million have been offered in 11 states. Florida and Pennsylvania every had two; Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia had one every.

The most important U.S. jackpot of any form was a $656 million Mega Tens of millions pot, gained March 30, 2012, and cut up by winners in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.

MORE: 10 states with the largest lotto jackpots

Nobody had gained the Powerball jackpot in additional than a month, when Dave Honeywell in Virginia purchased the profitable ticket price $217 million. The most important Powerball jackpot ever got here in at $587.5 million in November. The winnings have been cut up between two winners — a pair in Missouri and an Arizona man.

The most important Powerball jackpot gained by a single ticket was $365 million claimed in Nebraska in February 2006. However even that one was cut up — eight employees at a Lincoln, Neb., meatpacking plant had pooled their funds.

Powerball is performed in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The possibility of hitting all 5 numbers and the Powerball quantity is about 1 in 175 million.

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