Winning ticket for $743 million Powerball lottery sold in Florida
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - One single ticket in Florida has matched all the numbers to win the highest Powerball lottery jackpot in history at an estimated US$590.5 million (S$743 million), officials said early Sunday.
The lone winner was sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida, according to Florida Lottery executive Cindy O'Connell. She told The Associated Press by telephone that more details would be released later.
The winner was not immediately identified publicly and she did not give any indication hours after Saturday's drawing whether anyone had already stepped forward with the ticket.
With four out of every five possible combinations of numbers in the multistate lottery in play, someone is almost sure to win the game's highest jackpot, a windfall of hundreds of millions of dollars - and that's after taxes. Saturday night's winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.