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Powerball: Rhode Island Winner Wins $336.4 Million Jackpot

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Sorry, folks better luck next time.

Saturday, everyone playing Powerball kept their tickets safely inside their wallets but only one person is holding onto theirs this morning.

That person reportedly bought their ticket in Rhode Island.

Lottery officials revealed the winner of the Powerball is someone who played in Rhode Island and has won a whopping $336.4 million jackpot.

The Rhode Island player is said to have had all of Saturday’s five numbers and Powerball number.

The winning numbers were: 01,10,37,52,57 and the Powerball selected was 11.

According to the Associated Press, the winner has yet to step forward and claim his prize. At the same time, AP reported that the lottery has not said where the winning ticket was sold.

Powerball’s jackpot was impressive thanks to rising sales and the new $2 ticket price that was increased from $1 back in January.

The jackpot increased to an incredible $336.4 million by Saturday after no winners matched all the numbers during Wednesday’s drawing—The lucky numbers drawn were: 17, 28, 38, 39 and 51, with a Powerball of 33, no one hit all of the numbers.

However, New Jersey sold a ticket that was worth $1 million and matched the first five numbers. Reportedly, there were four more winning tickets that were sold in North Carolina Georgia, Missouri and Nebraska.

The over $300 million win becomes one of the largest in lottery history.

The biggest annuity that Powerball ever paid out was for $365 million, to food-plant workers in Nebraska. They set the record for a win by a single ticket when they hit the lottery in February of 2006.

The largest lottery jackpot was set in 2007 by Mega Million for $390 million. It is the largest U.S. annuity jackpot.

Philly.com reported that the only other people to win a lottery that paid more cash were two winners, one from Idaho and the other from Washington state. The two split $240 million from their Mega Million win that they hit on Jan. 4, 2011.

 

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