Winning $758.7 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Massachusetts for August 23, 2017 drawing – ABC Action News
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – If you want to be an instant millionaire, you need to have some relatives living in Massachusetts.
One ticket sold in the Bay State won Wednesday’s $758.7 million Powerball lottery jackpot. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $480.5 million.
Massachusetts State Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at Handy Variety, a small neighborhood convenience store in the town of Watertown.
The jackpot is the largest ever for a single ticket surpassing the $370.9 million prize won by 84-year-old Gloria C. Mackenzie of Zephyrhills in May 2013.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. It was only surpassed by the record $1.58 billion dollar jackpot on January 13, 2016.
There had been 20 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner since a ticket sold in Sun City, California, matched all six numbers in the $447 million Powerball jackpot drawing on June 10.
Wednesday’s numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23, 26 with 4 as the Powerball. The multiplier was four times.
There were a total of 732,283 winning tickets sold in Florida for Wednesday’s drawing. Three tickets sold in the state matched all five and are worth $1 million. Twenty-eight tickets matched four numbers and the Powerball and are each worth at least $50,000.
The Powerball jackpot now resets to $40 million for Saturday’s drawing because a winning ticket was selected. The deadline to buy tickets in Florida is 10:00 p.m. EST.
For more information, visit www.powerball.com.