Single $245M Powerball ticket sold in Staten Island, NY, officials say

Single $245M Powerball ticket sold in Staten Island, NY, officials say

August 12, 2018 0 By admin


A single ticket sold at a New York supermarket won Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth more than $245 million.

A single ticket sold at a New York supermarket won Saturday’s Powerball jackpot worth more than $245 million.

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A single ticket sold at a supermarket in Staten Island, N.Y., won Saturday’s Powerball jackpot worth more than $245 million, lottery officials said Sunday. 

Saturday’s winning numbers were: 5, 43, 56, 62, 68, with the Powerball 24, and PowerPlay, 2x.

Advance Newspapers reported the location of the winner, citing information from the New York State Lottery’s website.

A secondary prize of $2 million was awarded to a winner in Florida and a tertiary prize of $1 million to a winner in Georgia, the report said. 

Powerball’s jackpot hasn’t been hit in over seven weeks, NJ.com reported.

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Saturday’s jackpot winner will reportedly receive a payment of $147 million before taxes.

Next Wednesday’s lottery win resets to $40 million.

The Powerball lottery is played in 44 states in addition to D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. A $2 entry ticket provides a one in a 292 million chance of winning. 

Winners are announced before 11:00 p.m. eastern on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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