Two winning tickets sold for $750 million Powerball jackpot
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.
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.
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.
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.
Powerball winners have a year to claim the prize. Rich says the identity of the Iowa winner will be made public under Iowa law.