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Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland

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 it 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 winning ticket for Wednesday’s jackpot was sold in Allegany County, located in northwestern Maryland, but additional details weren’t immediately available, the Maryland Lottery said in a statement. Just who gets these riches may never be known: In Maryland, winners have the right to remain anonymous.

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.

Mega Millions and Powerball are both played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball also is offered in Puerto Rico.

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Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland 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

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5 8 17 27 28 14 Powerball x3 Power Play

$20,000,000 $15,000,000 cash value

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MATCH PRIZE x2 x3 x4 x5 x10* ODDS
5 + PB Jackpot** Power Play does not apply to jackpot** 1 in 292,201,338
5 of 5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 1 in 11,688,054
4 + PB $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $500,000 1 in 913,129
4 of 5 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000 1 in 36,525
3 + PB $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $1,000 1 in 14,494
3 of 5 $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70 1 in 580
2 + PB $7 $14 $21 $28 $35 $70 1 in 701
1 + PB $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40 1 in 92
PB $4 $8 $12 $16 $20 $40 1 in 38

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Prizes equal 50% of overall sales. Overall odds of winning 1 in 25.

** Jackpot prize is estimated and will be divided equally among all winning tickets. Powerball officials may reduce prize levels for Powerball and/or Power Play (including the Match 5+0 prize), in the event that an unanticipated number of winner claims exceed the available prize fund for a given draw. In such instances the dollars allocated to each prize level impacted will be divided equally among all winners of that prize.

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Drawing Days
Wednesdays & Saturdays at approximately 9:00 p.m.

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No ticket sales during these times:
WED & SAT: 7:30 P.M. – 7:33 P.M.
MON – TUE – THU – FRI.: 12:00 A.M. – 4:30 A.M.
SUN: 12:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.

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WED & SAT: 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

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Prizes equal 50% of overall sales. Overall odds of winning 1 in 25. Odds of winning jackpot prize 1 in 292 million.

Powerball officials may reduce prize levels for Powerball and/or Power Play, including the Match 5+0 prize, in the event that an unanticipated number of winner claims exceed the available prize fund for a given draw. In such instances the dollars allocated to each prize level impacted will be divided equally among all winners of the prize.

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