Powerball winning ticket sold in Saturday’s $245.6 million drawing
A single winning ticket sold in New York state has won the Powerball jackpot worth $245.6 million on Saturday, lottery officials announced early Sunday.
The winning ticket was sold at the Stop & Shop, 2754 Hylan Boulevard, in Staten Island, according to the New York State Lottery’s Web site. There was no immediate word on who holds the winning ticket.
Also Saturday there was a winner in Florida of a secondary prize of $2 million and a winner in Georgia of a $1 million prize.
Here are Saturday’s winning numbers:
05-43-56-62-68, Powerball: 24, PowerPlay: 2x
The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $147 million for the winner of Saturday’s jackpot.
Because there was a jackpot winner, the amount resets to $40 million for next Wednesday’s drawing.
The last big payout occurred when a single winning ticket worth $150.4 million sold in Oregon won on June 21.
Powerball is held in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
A $2 ticket gives you a one in 292.2 million chance at joining the hall of Powerball champions.
The drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Wednesdays and Saturdays. Deadline to purchase tickets is 9:45 p.m.