Record Breaking Lottery Winner
The record-breaking win of $365 million was won on the Powerball jackpot was won by a single player based in Nebraska.
Although the lottery organisers know that, the single winning ticket was bought in Nebraska they do not yet know who the lucky winner is. The search is now on for the holder of the winning ticket who has 60 days to claim their lie changing prize.
The chances of winning in the US Powerball lottery are 1 in 146.1 million. The winning numbers were 15 - 17 - 43 - 44 - 48 and the Powerball was 29. The Power Play multiplier was 4.
Other winners included thirty-nine players in Arizona, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin won a total of $667,142. Excluding the jackpot, 4,309,550 players across the nation won a total of $38.4 million in cash prizes for Saturday's Powerball drawing.
For this draw, more than $175.3 million in tickets were purchased between Wednesday and Saturday night. In 2005, more than £2 billion worth of tickets were sold.
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Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2006-02-20 11:20:54