One 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.