Reuters logo
U.S. Powerball jackpot grows to $403 million, 10th largest ever
February 22, 2017 / 8:58 AM / 10 months ago

U.S. Powerball jackpot grows to $403 million, 10th largest ever

(Reuters) - Winning numbers were drawn on Wednesday night for a U.S. Powerball jackpot of at least $403 million, one of the largest in the lottery’s history.

File Photo: A woman fills out a ticket for the $700 million Powerball lottery draw at Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

The numbers drawn were 52, 10, 61, 28, and 13. The Powerball is 2. The winner will get annual payments over 29 years, totaling at least $403 million, or $243.9 million in a lump sum payment, before taxes.

There was no word yet on whether anyone had the winning combination.

The last time a winning ticket in the jackpot was sold was on Dec. 17. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 292,201,338

Powerball’s jackpot swelled to a record $1.6 billion in January 2016, when three winning tickets were sold in Florida, California, and Tennessee. The game and a second major U.S. lottery, Mega Millions, have exceeded $400 million only a few other times.

Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players can buy the $2 tickets with their own numbers or have the numbers randomly generated by a computer.

Half of Powerball sales goes to prizes, 40 percent to state governments for items such as education and 10 percent to retailers who sell the tickets and for other administrative costs.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee, edting by Larry King

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below