Iowa, New York home to winning $688M Powerball tickets




 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Lottery officials say two winning tickets were sold for the $688 million Powerball jackpot, one in a rural Iowa town and the other in New York City.

Powerball officials said early Sunday that the two tickets matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing. The jackpot was originally estimated at $750 million but worked out to $687.8 million by the time of the drawing. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

One of the winning tickets 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. There was no immediate word on who purchased the winning tickets.

The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball 4.

The drawing came four days after someone won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which marked the second-largest lottery prize. That ticket was sold in South Carolina.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

The exact jackpot is determined by sales figures where tickets are sold. Officials note that the reason jackpots grow so dramatically when prizes get enormous is because people who don't normally play decide to buy a few tickets. That's great for lottery sales but makes it more difficult for officials to estimate how many irregular players will participate and how many tickets they'll buy, adding further complications to the jackpot estimate.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of e-mailed bomb threats
Police departments nationwide sent scrambling by flood of e-mailed bomb threats

Although no explosive devices were found, New York, San Francisco, Oklahoma City are among the cities forced to check out the threats.

New York sues Target, Walmart for sale of lead-contaminated toys
New York sues Target, Walmart for sale of lead-contaminated toys
  • US
  • 2018-12-13 19:49:53Z

Underwood said her office conducted tests in New York City, Long Island, and the Syracuse and Buffalo areas on "Cra-Z-Jewelz" jewelry-making kits that were imported by LaRose and found levels up to 10 times higher than the federal limit. The kits were supplied by LaRose and sold at Walmart and Target stores.

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery
Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.

Please Pray for the Single Button Holding Gigi Hadid
Please Pray for the Single Button Holding Gigi Hadid's Shirt Together

It has a big job.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.