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One ticket has winning numbers in $421 million Powerball lottery
One ticket has winning numbers in $421 million Powerball lotteryOne ticket has winning numbers in $421 million Powerball lottery

A ticket sold in Tennessee had the winning numbers for a $421 million Powerball jackpot, one of the biggest on record, lottery officials said after Saturday’s draw.

A Powerball spokeswoman said no one as yet had stepped forward to claim the prize, which has grown in the absence of a winner in the past few weeks.

The winning numbers selected were 17, 19, 21, 37, 44, with the Powerball 16.

The jackpot soared from $403 million to a reported $420.9 million on Saturday due to a spate of late ticket-buying. The lump sum payment would add up to about $254.7 million.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

The largest ever U.S. lottery prize of $1.6 billion was split between three winning tickets in January.

Powerball, one of several games run by the Multi-State Lottery Association, a non-profit owned and operated by member states’ lotteries, is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players can either buy $2 tickets using their own numbers or have them randomly generated by a computer.