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Powerball: Single winner claims giant jackpot

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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 $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.

The Powerball prize now resets to $40 million, or a cash value of $25.2 million.

Odds of winning

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot was 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 $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. According to a study by LendEDU, the average Massachusetts resident spends $735 annually on lottery tickets, while those in Delaware or New York are likely spending about $400 a year, or $33 per month.

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