Winning ticket sold in Florida for $590M Powerball jackpot
A lottery official says one winning ticket has been sold in Florida for a record Powerball jackpot of more than $590 million.
Terry Rich, a lottery official in Iowa, confirmed the ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Florida. Rich told The Associated Press by telephone that details were expected to be announced later by Florida lottery officials about the actual ticket sold.
Powerball.com said the winner sold in Florida means the current estimated jackpot resets at $40 million or $25.1 million cash value.
The numbers drawn Saturday were: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11.
With four of every five possible combinations of Powerball numbers in play, someone was almost certain to win the game's highest jackpot, though chances of winning remained astronomically low at 1 in 175.2 million.
The chances of winning the prize are one in 175.2 million. That's how many different ways you can combine the numbers when you play.
Canadians were allowed to also purchase tickets. However, if a Canadian wins, the U.S. government claws back 30 per cent of the winnings. If an American holds the winning numbers, then the government only takes 25 per cent.