Powerball Winning Numbers: 3 Lucky Winners in 2 States to Claim $448 Million Jackpot
Aug 08, 2013 09:33 AM EDT
There are three lucky winners who matched all six numbers in Wednesday's Powerball lottery drawing, according to officials.
Powerball officials stated two of the winning tickets were sold in New Jersey, while the third was in Minnesota.
"A spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery said one of the tickets was purchased at a Super Stop & Shop store in South Brunswick and the other one at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor," according to the Huffington Post.
The winners will split the grand total $448 million jackpot.
The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday are 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32.
As of early Thursday morning, no one has claimed their share of the jackpot, according to Reuters.
The Powerball jackpot was originally $425 million on Wednesday afternoon, but lotto fever hit and the winnings grew to $448 million by the time of the nationally televised drawing at 11 p.m. EDT.
The odds of someone winning the Powerball Jackpot are one in 175 million.
The largest jackpot won in history is $656 million, won in the Mega Millions lottery in March 2012. The winnings were split among the lucky winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois.
The last lotto winner was 84-year old Floridian Gloria MacKenzie . She won $590.5 million Powerball jackpot on May 18, the biggest single winner in history.
Mackenzie kept her identity hidden for a while, but eventually released a statement to the public.
"While in line, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket," Mackenzie said in a statement, according The New York Daily News. "We are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida Lottery Powerball jackpot and appreciate the interest of the public, state of Florida and the lottery."
Powerball officials urge those who participate in the lottery to play responsibly.
If you have a problem with gambling, you can call the 24-hour confidential problem gambling helpline at 1-888-789-7777.