A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million.
The winning numbers have been drawn for the estimated $625 million Powerball game.
David Johnson, a 56-year-old truck driver, was presented on Friday with a check for $298.3 million by the New York Lottery, making him the winner of the second-largest jackpot in the lottery’s history, according to Powerball.
Lerynne West announced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast Wednesday that she gave the money to the Travis Mills Foundation.
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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.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 11, when a man from Staten Island, New York, won $245.6 million.
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After nobody won Saturday’s Powerball top prize, the potential jackpot has swelled to an even more monstrous amount.
With the jackpot currently tied with the record-setting lottery jackpot and bound to grow before the next drawing, it is bound to become the largest prize in U.S. history.
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The reason these jackpots have ballooned to such monstrous proportions is because, well, no one has won in a while.
One or more persons may not have to go to work on Monday if they’re the lucky ones with the winning Powerball ticket.
The jackpots for both the Mega Millions and the Powerball are more than $300 million heading into this weekend and might grow even more before the drawing.
Maryland lottery officials say the clock is ticking for three Powerball players to claim their $50,000 prizes.
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