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We have a winner! Powerball stories profitable ticket, offered in Maryland, for $730M jackpot – the sixth largest in US lottery historical past

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We have a winner!The history-making run of the Powerball jackpot got here to an finish Wednesday night time, with one profitable ticket, offered in Maryland, in response to the sport’s web site.The $730 million prize was the fourth largest within the recreation’s historical past and the sixth largest in U.S. lottery historical past. The profitable numbers had been 40, 53, 60, 68, 69 and Powerball 22.The Powerball hadn’t been gained since Sept. 16, when a New Yorker acquired a payout of $94.eight million. The cash-only lump sum payout of Wednesday’s prize is $546 million.Saturday’s jackpot will drop again to the start line of $20 million.Another likelihood at an enormous payout awaits Friday night time, although. The Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to a projected $970 million, the third largest in U.S. historical past. The lump sum payout is $716.three million.Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $970M: It’s the third largest in US lottery historyMore than 5 million tickets gained at the very least $2 in Tuesday night time’s drawing. Eleven tickets matched 5 numbers, in response to the Mega Millions web site, together with a pair of $2 million winners in Florida. No one has gained Mega Millions since September.Going into Wednesday’s drawing, the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots had each reached $700 million on the identical time for the primary time in historical past.Mega Millions and Powerball are each performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball additionally is obtainable in Puerto Rico.Contributing: The Associated PressThis article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Powerball: Maryland ticket hits $730M jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing

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