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Winning ticket sold in $457M Powerball jackpot

Winning ticket sold in $457M Powerball jackpot

Postby smix » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Winning ticket sold in $457M Powerball jackpot
USA Today

URL: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 436079002/
Category: Retail
Published: March 18, 2018

Description: A single ticket sold in Pennsylvania won a Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $456.7 in Saturday night's drawing, the lottery announced. The ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball to win the jackpot, the 8th largest in Powerball history. The winning numbers in the March 17 drawing were: 22-57-59-60-66, Powerball 7, Power Play 2X. The location where the winning ticket was sold was not disclosed. Three other tickets sold in California, Missouri and Texas matched all five white balls in the drawing. The ticket sold in Texas won a $2 million prize after the 2X multiplier was drawn, because it included the Power Play option. The winning $456.7 million jackpot has an estimated cash value of $273.9 million, Powerball said. Meanwhile, no winning tickets were sold in Friday night's Mega Millions lottery. That jackpot now stands at an estimated $377 million. The odds of buying a winning Powerball ticket are 1 in 25. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in more than 292 million. The odds of becoming a millionaire by matching five numbers is 1 in 11.7 million. The odds of winning Mega Millions overall are a little better at 1 in 24. However, your odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million. A shot at matching five numbers for $1 million is 1 in 12.6 million. But the good news: You're more likely to win one of this week's big lottery big prizes than pick a perfect March Madness bracket. Jeff Bergen, math professor at DePaul University, said in 2012 that's about 1 in 128 billion. Jonathan Mattingly, math professor at Duke University, put the odds at 1 in 2.4 trillion in 2015. Mega Millions numbers are drawn at 11 p.m. ET every Tuesday and Friday. Powerball numbers are drawn at 10:59 p.m. ET every Wednesday and Saturday.
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