New York (CBS, Jan 7,2018): A day after a winner took home the $450 million Mega Millions prize, another single ticket was sold for the even richer Powerball jackpot.
One ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers to claim an estimated $559.7 million jackpot, according to Powerball’s website. The cash value of the jackpot would be at least $300 million if taken as a lump sum.
A Powerball winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time payment in cash.
The winning numbers were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.
Saturday night’s prize was the second-largest for a single winner in Powerball history and the seventh-largest in U.S. lottery history. A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman got a $758.7 million Powerball windfall in 2017.
The biggest purse came in 2016, when three ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee split a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.
The Powerball prize now resets to $40 million, or a cash value of $25.2 million.