One winning Powerball ticket sold in Florida; estimated $600M jackpot
May 19, 2013 at 12:19 a.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A lottery official says 1 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.
Tickets that match the first five numbers, but miss the Powerball, win $1 million each, and there were thirty-three of those. They were sold in: Arizona(2), California(2), Connecticut(1), Florida(2), Georgia(2), Kentucky(2), Louisiana(1), Missouri(2), New Hampshire(2), New Jersey(3), New York(6), Pennsylvania(2), Tennessee(1), Texas(1), Virginia(1), Washington(1) and Wisconsin(2).
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.