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The Latest: New York deli doesn’t know who won Powerball

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the winning tickets sold for the Powerball jackpot (all times local):

1 p.m.

The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two jackpot-winning Powerball tickets says he likely sold the winning ticket but has no idea who won.

Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli in New York City. The 41-year-old joked Sunday while helping customers that he knows he sold the winning ticket because he’s always working. But he says he has no idea who purchased the lucky ticket.

Lottery officials say the deli sold a ticket that matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing for a $688 million jackpot. The other ticket was sold at a convenience store in the small town of Redfield, Iowa.

There was no immediate word on who purchased either winning ticket. The jackpot is the fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Powerball winners have up to a year to claim the prize.

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11:45 a.m.

The winning Powerball ticket sold in Iowa marks the largest lottery prize ever won in the state, even though the $688 million jackpot will be split with another winning ticket holder in New York.

Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said Sunday that even state lottery officials are stunned that one of the tickets was sold in the rural Iowa town of Redfield. Lottery officials encouraged the winner to consult a financial adviser before coming forward.

Rich says anyone who recently played Powerball should double-check their tickets. The winning numbers in Saturday night’s drawing were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4.

Powerball winners have a year to claim the prize. Rich says the identity of the Iowa winner will be made public under Iowa law.

The winning Iowa ticket was sold at Casey’s convenience store in Redfield. A store clerk declined comment Sunday. Casey’s will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The other winning ticket was sold at West Harlem Deli in New York City.

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10:30 a.m.

Powerball officials say the jackpot won in Saturday night’s drawing was $687.8 million, about $62 million less than originally estimated.

The jackpot had been estimated at $750 million ahead of the drawing. Lottery officials say two tickets sold in Iowa and New York match the winning numbers and will split the grand prize.

The exact jackpot is determined by sales figures where tickets are sold. Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

Officials note that the reason jackpots grow so dramatically when prizes get enormous is because people who don’t normally play decide to buy a few tickets. That’s great for lottery sales but makes it more difficult for officials to estimate how many irregular players will participate and how many tickets they’ll buy, adding further complications to the jackpot estimate.

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9:50 a.m.

Lottery officials say two tickets sold in Iowa and New York have won the estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot.

Powerball officials say the tickets match all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

Lottery officials say one ticket was sold at Casey’s convenience store in Redfield, Iowa, a rural community of about 800 people. The other winning ticket was sold at West Harlem Deli in New York City.

The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4.

The drawing comes four days after someone won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize. That ticket was sold in South Carolina.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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12:10 a.m.

Lottery officials say two tickets have won the estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot.

Powerball officials say tickets purchased in Iowa and New York match all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4. No further details on where the winning tickets were sold were immediately available.

It comes four days after someone won a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second-largest lottery prize. The ticket was sold in South Carolina.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292.2 million.

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