4th-Largest US Jackpot Ever Will Go to 2 Winners

They'll split $687M Powerball
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2018 5:37 AM CDT
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, lottery forms for Louisiana Mega Millions, Powerball and other lottery games fill the drawer at The World Bar and Grill, in Delta, La., a few miles from...   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

(Newser) – It may sound like peanuts compared to last week's Mega Millions drawing, but the 4th-largest jackpot in US history has a winner—or winners. CNN reports winning tickets were sold in Iowa and New York for Saturday's estimated $687.8 million Powerball jackpot, which was lower than the initial projection of $750 million. That means each will walk with $343.9 million or $198.1 million cash. The AP zeroes in on location, saying the New York ticket was sold at West Harlem Deli at 2040 5th Avenue, and the Iowa ticket was sold in the central part of the state. The winning numbers were 8, 12, 13, 19, 27 and Powerball 4. (This man's bad luck morphed into good lotto luck.)

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