Powerball: Single winner claims giant jackpot
Updated Jan 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST
A day after a winner took home the $450 million Mega Millions prize, another single ticket was sold for the even richer Powerball jackpot.
One ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers to claim an estimated $559.7 million jackpot, according to Powerball’s website. The cash value of the jackpot would be at least $300 million if taken as a lump sum.
A Powerball winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time payment in cash.
The winning numbers were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.
Saturday night’s prize was the second-largest for a single winner in Powerball history and the seventh-largest in U.S. lottery history. A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman got a $758.7 million Powerball windfall in 2017.
The biggest purse came in 2016, when three ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee split a.
The Powerball prize now resets to $40 million, or a cash value of $25.2 million.
Odds of winning
Thewas 1 in 302.5 million. Powerball had odds of 1 in 292.2 million. Both games are played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball.
The average American spends about, although residents of some states spend far more. According to a study by LendEDU, the average Massachusetts resident spends , while those in Delaware or New York are likely spending about $400 a year, or $33 per month.
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