POWERBALL: One Winning Ticket Sold In $487 Million Powerball Drawing
By FOX News // August 1, 2016
eighth-largest lottery jackpot ever
(FOX News) – Powerball officials announced Sunday one ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing worth $487 million.
The winning numbers for the Powerball are 11-17-21-23-32 and the Powerball number is 5. It was the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot.
There had not been a winner since May 7, when a family from New Jersey won a $429.6 million jackpot.
Tickets are sold in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jackpot winners can choose between an annuity paid out over 29 years or a cash option. The big jackpot prize that gets most attention refers to the annuity, but most winners choose the cash option. To the lottery, the payout is the same.
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