$457M Powerball Jackpot is 8th Largest Ever

A winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2018 1:45 PM CDT
A Powerball lottery tickets are printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

(Newser) – If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million. Per the AP, Powerball officials say a single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7. The jackpot from Saturday's drawing is the eighth-largest ever for the Powerball game. The specific location where the winning ticket was sold has not been announced. Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and the US Virgin Islands. The largest jackpot in Powerball history was $1.6 billion. Three winning tickets were sold in that Jan. 13, 2016, drawing. (Read more Powerball stories.)

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