Winning Powerball ticket sold in Florida

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Lottery officials say the winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot have been drawn.

People line up to buy lottery tickets at the Bluebird Liquor store in Hawthorne, Calif. Thursday, May 16, 2013. The multi-state lottery's website said the Powerball drawing jackpot has soared to at least $550 million for next drawing to be held Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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.

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.


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