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Tennessee Lottery announced $50,000 Powerball winner in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Somone in Memphis is $50,000 richer thanks to the Powerball.

According to the Tennessee Lottery, a Powerball player in Memphis won $50,000 Wednesday night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn, plus the red Powerball.

This is the fourth Powerball winner in Tennessee this month.

The winning ticket was sold at a Quince Mini Mart in the 4500 block of Quince Rd. in Memphis.

Officials said the Powerball jackpot hit last night in Florida, reaching an estimated $396.9 million at the time of the drawing.

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Somone in Memphis is $50,000 richer thanks to the Powerball.

We have a winner! Single lucky $730 million Powerball ticket sold

Posted: Jan 21, 2021 / 05:27 AM CST / Updated: Jan 21, 2021 / 05:27 AM CST

Blank forms for the Powerball lottery sit in a bin at a local grocery store, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single Powerball ticket sold in Maryland is the winner of an estimated $731.1 million jackpot, the first to get the top prize in months.

Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night that earlier had been estimated at $730 million, but grew even further based on final ticket sales. Following the win, the new jackpot drops to an estimated $20 million for the next drawing Saturday.

The Powerball jackpot was the fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever, and it came only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.

Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.

It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million. The biggest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot won by three people in 2016.

No one had won either of the jackpots since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months. Such a long stretch without a winner is rare but also reflects the incredibly small odds of winning — 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.

The prizes listed are for winners who choose an annuity option, paid over 30 years. Most winners opt for cash prizes, which for Mega Millions would be $716.3 million and $546.8 million for Wednesday’s Powerball. After the Powerball win, the new jackpot has a $15 million cash value.

Those prizes also would be subject to federal taxes, and most states would take a cut as well.

The Powerball jackpot was the fifth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever, and it came only a day after nobody won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million. ]]>